Father D,----------, leaving his Catholick vows for the joys of the flesh [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Pub May 9th 1782 by T. Cornell
[9 May 1782]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching & engraving, hand-colored ; sheet 19 x 26 cm.
Notes:
Title from item.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark.
Attributed to Nixon in the British Museum catalogue.
Place of publication from location of publisher, assumed to be Thomas Cornell of Bruton Street. See I. Maxted's British book trades, 1710-1777.
Abstract:
In a country landscape, a man and a young woman in riding habit ride together (left to right) on a white horse, passing a signpost that reads (left) "To London" and (right) "To Newbury and Well Hall". She sits in front, holding the reins and riding astride. She holds up a purse in her left hand saying, "This will pay you for your Trouble Honey". The man sits behind, his feet in the stirrups, his left hand on the woman's waist; he says, "Promise me that and I will never say another Mass". The man wears ordinary riding-dress; the woman wears a feathered hat over a frilled cap, and a tight coat over a ruffled shirt. Behind them (left) walks a young woman, wearing a cap of lace and ribbons; she holds her apron to her eye, saying, "The Old witch is carrying away my Director". The words issue from the speakers' mouths on long scrolls. In the foreground (left) is a tree; the background is an undulating landscape with a square church tower and the roofs of a village among trees.
Variant Titles:
Father D,----------, leaving his Catholic vows for the joys of the flesh
Father D leaving his Catholic vows for the joys of the flesh
Associated Names:
Cornell, Thos., active 1780-1792 [Publisher]
Nixon, John, -1818 [Artist]
Topics:
Clergy
Clothing & dress -- England -- 1780-1790
Couples
Crying
Horseback riding -- England -- 18th century
Traffic signs & signals
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1782
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1782
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1782
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
782.05.09.01
Orbis Record:
6767772
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr04964
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10723601
PID:
digcoll:552419