[Rainbow Tavern in Fleet Street in 1800] [graphic].
[London] [s.n.] [not before 1828]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 15.3 x 25 cm., on sheet 19 x 27 cm.
Printmaker and title from Grego. Publication date from watermark. Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires. Title on the original drawing (now in private hands): The Wheatshief Eating House, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street. See Bridgeman Art database. Later reprint in Caricatures / drawn & etched by those celebrated artists Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruikshanks, &c. (London, 1836) is titled: Table d'hote. Restrike of a print listed by Joseph Grego in Rowlandson the caricaturist, London, Chatto and Windus, 1880, v.2, p. 19. Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. viii. Watermark: J Whatman 1828. Title supplied in unknown hand below plate: Rainbeau Tavern in Fleet Street in 1800.
In a tavern diners eat eagerly as they sit crowded around tables each covered in white linen and divided from each other by curtains. A waiter delivers a covered tureen to the table on the right as he crosses pathes with the waitress hurrying to the left with two tankards of beer. The diners' hats hang on pegs around the walls. A chandelier hangs before three casement windows with oval mirrors decorating the walls between. The tavern has been identified as either the Rainbow Tavern or the Wheatsheaf Eating House, both on Fleet Street.
Wheatshief Eating House, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street Wheatsheaf Eating House, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street Table d'hote
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1828 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1800 Watermarks (Paper) -- J Whatman -- 1828
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