The old cheese [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Published 1st February 1798 by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London
[1 February 1798]
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 19.9 x 24.6 cm, on sheet 47 x 8 cm.
Notes:
Title from item.
After an original drawing by Isaac Cruikshank in the Huntington Library.
Title continues below plate in letterpress: An original tale recited by Mr. Fawcett at Covent-Garden Theatre.
Text of the tale in two columns: Young Slouch, the farmer, had a jolly wife, that knew all the conveniences of life ...
Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. vii.
Watermark: Strasburg bend with initials GR below.
Abstract:
Heading to verses printed in two columns. After the title: 'An Original Tale, recited by Mr. Fawcett, at Covent-Garden Theatre'. A farmer in top-boots stands at the head of his dinner-table, about to hurl a large cheese; other cheeses fly about the room, and have broken plates and a window-pane. Six alarmed guests sit at the table. The farmer's wife sits opposite him. The verses relate the tale of a loutish and hen-pecked husband who gives an exhibition of his domestic authority to impress his guests, but is finally quelled by his wife.
Associated Names:
Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811? [Artist]
Laurie & Whittle [Publisher]
Topics:
Birds
Cats
Cheese
Couples
Dining tables
Dogs
Eating & drinking
Farmers
Farmhouses
Interiors
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1798
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1798
Watermarks (Paper) -- G R.
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
798.02.01.01+
Orbis Record:
8158585
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr09153
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10941113
PID:
digcoll:950638