A Cornish hug [graphic] / I. Nixon del.

Published/Created:
[London]
Publish'd June 5th 1781 by Wm. Wells no. 132 (opposite Salisbury Court,) Fleet Street, London
[5 June 1781]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching & engraving ; sheet 35 x 24 cm.
Notes:
Title engraved below image.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark.
Variant with title and verses. Cf. No. 5932 in Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5.
Abstract:
"A tall, stout fish-wife has seized a fashionably dressed man round the waist and lifted him up; his hat and tasselled cane have fallen to the ground. She is neatly dressed, with a flat hat tied over her cap, a checked apron, clocked stockings, and buckled shoes, but she wears a soldier's coat over her dress. There are three spectators: a woman (right) in profile to the left, gapes with astonishment; a neatly dressed man wearing an apron standing behind a fish-stall looks on with quiet amusement; an apple-woman sits (left) grinning, arms akimbo. Beside her is a large basket heaped with a pyramid of fruit. A fish-stall and a basket have been overturned (right) and the contents lie on the ground. In the background is Billingsgate Dock, with masts and rigging; on the right is one of the market buildings, inscribed 'BILLINGSGATE'."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Cornish hugg
Associated Names:
Nixon, John, -1818 [Artist]
Wells, William, 1789-1784 [Publisher]
Topics:
Clothing & dress -- England -- 1780-1790
Dandies -- British
Fishmongers -- England -- London -- 18th century
Hugging
Piers & wharves -- England -- London -- 18th century
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1781
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1781
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1781
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
781.06.05.01+
Orbis Record:
6737951
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr04753
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10723493
PID:
digcoll:553390