A new prop for a rickety stool [graphic] / I.C.

Published/Created:
Lond[o]n
Pub. by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly
Feb. 28, 1798
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25.1 x 35.2 cm., on sheet 27 x 39 cm.
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Temporary local subject terms: Adultery -- Cuckolds -- Divorce: crim con damages -- Trades: tailors -- Lawyers -- Barbers -- London square.
John Bull Prints; February 1985; Acquisitions no.: 985-2-5-13.
Watermark: J Whatman 1794.
Printseller's stamp in lower right of plate: S.W.F.
Abstract:
"Two lovers embrace within a small shed inscribed 'Strong Box' supported on a pole; a tailor with huge shears is about to cut the pole, saying, "I'll upset the basket". The open doors of the shed are 'Modesty' and 'Chastity'. Behind is sketched an equestrian statue with a railing, indicating a London square. On the right is a room, flanked on the left by a high folding screen on which are bills with the titles of chap-books or songs relating to tailors, the uppermost being 'The Brighton Taylor' (see BMSat 6942, &c). In the room five men with horns sprouting from their heads approach a (?) lawyer sitting at a writing-table, who says, "Say & seal, I say said & sealed". One stands on a three-legged stool, two legs of which have been replaced by moneybags, each inscribed '£2,500'. He says: "Joys that none but a married man can know - would that there was a Taylor here to measure them, but it would cost five thousand - " [Other inscriptions have not been transcribed.] An old man with a crutch looks round the screen at the lovers, saying, "D------d good Trade Ill go & get married too."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811? [Printmaker]
Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811? [Artist]
Fores, S. W. [Publisher]
Topics:
Adultery
Barbers
Couples
Divorce -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800
Hugging
Lawyers
Tailors
Language:
English
Genre:
Booksellers' stamps (Provenance) -- S. W. Fores
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1798
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1798
Watermarks (Paper) -- G R.
Watermarks (Paper) -- J Whatman -- 1794
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
798.02.28.01+ Impression 1
Orbis Record:
8160985
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr09166
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10941124
PID:
digcoll:950644