Filial piety! [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. Nov'r 25 1788 by S.W. Fores No. 3 Piccadilly
[25 November 1788]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching, hand-colored, on laid paper ; sheet 24.5 x 33.9 cm.
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Pictures amplifying subject: The Prodigal Son -- Clergy: Elderly Bishop -- Medical: invalid.
Alfred Bowditch Collection; December 1966; Acquisitions no.: 966-12-5-83.
Mounted to 28 x 39 cm.
Abstract:
"The Prince of Wales in a drunken frolic enters the King's bedroom, followed by Hanger and Sheridan. The King (right) lies under a tent-shaped canopy with curtains; he turns his head from his son, looking down with an expression of misery; his right arm is outstretched as if to ward off the intruders. By his bedside, between the Prince and the King, sits an elderly bishop, exclaiming in horror; in his hand is a paper inscribed 'A Prayer Restoration of Health Amen'. The Prince has overturned a circular table, a Communion cup lies on the ground. He reels drunkenly with folded arms, saying, '"Damme, come along, I'll see if the Old Fellow's------or not" --'. Hanger and Sheridan are dancing with glee. Hanger, wearing his hat, holds a bottle in both hands; Sheridan waves his hat. On the wall is a picture of 'The Prodigal Son', partly obscured by the label issuing from the Prince's mouth."--British museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Artist]
Fores, S. W. [Publisher]
Topics:
Coleraine, George Hanger, Baron, 1751?-1824
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1788
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1788
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
788.11.25.01+
Orbis Record:
8110390
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr06500
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10731040
PID:
digcoll:552445