Father D,----------, leaving his Catholick vows for the joys of the flesh [graphic].
[London] Pub May 9th 1782 by T. Cornell [9 May 1782]
1 print : etching & engraving, hand-colored ; sheet 19 x 26 cm.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 6113
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.
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.
Father D,----------, leaving his Catholic vows for the joys of the flesh Father D leaving his Catholic vows for the joys of the flesh
Cornell, Thos., active 1780-1792 [Publisher] Nixon, John, -1818 [Artist]
Clergy Clothing & dress -- England -- 1780-1790 Couples Crying Horseback riding -- England -- 18th century Traffic signs & signals
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1782 Etchings -- England -- London -- 1782 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1782
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