Judge Thumb, or, Patent sticks for family correction, warranted lawful! [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. Novr. 27th, 1782, by W. Humphry [sic], No. 227 Strand
[27 November 1782]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 35.5 x 21.2 cm, on sheet 49 x 31 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Originally published with the imprint: Pubd. Novr. 27th, 1782, by E. D'Achery, St. James's Street.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Sticks: fascines -- Laws: wife-beating ruled lawful.
Old Print Shop ; Mar. 1961; Acquisitions no.: 961-3-1-29.
1 print on wove paper : etching ; sheet 34 x 25 cm.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark; mounted to 56 x 37 cm.
Abstract:
Judge Buller of King's Bench, is shown walking towards the right in his judicial robes, carrying two bundles of sticks, each terminating in the shape of a thumb. To the rear and on a smaller scale is a man beating his wife with one of the judge's implements. Buller was reputed to have ruled that a wife could legitimately be beaten provided the stick used by her husband was no thicker than his thumb.
Variant Titles:
Patent sticks for family correction, warranted lawful
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Buller, Francis, 1746-1800
Harvey, Francis
Judges -- England -- London -- 18th century
Riviere & Son
Wife abuse -- England -- Early works to 1800
Language:
English
Genre:
Annotations (Provenance)
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1782
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1782
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
782.11.27.01.2+ Impression 1
Orbis Record:
6834162
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr05070
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10724667
PID:
digcoll:552387