1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 23.2 x 34.6 cm, on sheet 25 x 36 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 7497 Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 1, page 245
Title etched below image. Attributed to Rowlandson by Grego. Temporary local subject terms: Clerical hats: Jesuit's biretta -- Hats: Child's cushioned cap or 'pudding' -- Emblems: Prince of Wales's feathers -- Vehicles: go-cart -- Leading-strings -- Games: marbles -- Crowns -- George IV as a toddler -- Regency restrictions -- Regency crisis, 1788 -- Satire on children. Old Print Shop ; October 1, 1959 ; Acquisitions no.: 959-10-1-205. Watermark: fleur-de-lis on crowned shield with initials G R below.
"A game of marbles (taw, cf. BMSat 7393) for the crown is in progress; the Prince of Wales is dressed as a toddling child in petticoats but is larger in scale than the other figures; he leans towards Fox, Sheridan, and Burke (who are aiming at the crown) but is restrained by Pitt (right) who holds him in leading-strings, saying, "Hold, Not so fast Georgy". The Prince wears one of the cushioned caps ('puddings') then used to protect children's heads; in it are three feathers. The crown is at his feet, surrounded by a ring of marbles. Fox and Sheridan kneel side by side; Fox is about to play, saying, "My Game for a Crown". Sheridan, holding his marble, says, "Knuckle down and dont funck, [To funk = to advance the hand unfairly in playing marbles. Partridge, 'Dict. of Slang', 1937.] Charley". Burke stands behind them, leaning eagerly forward, saying, "My turn next Sherry". He wears a Jesuit's biretta (cf. BMSat 6026). Pitt, 'chapeau-bras', wears court dress. Behind the Prince is a circular stand on wheels for supporting a toddling child."--British museum online catalogue.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker] Fores, S. W. [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797 Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830 Harvey, Francis Pitt, William, 1759-1806 Regency -- Great Britain Riviere & Son Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1789 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1789
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