Old maids in the next world changed into post horses with old bachelors driving them [graphic].

Published/Created:
London
Pub by William Holland, No. 50 Oxford Street
March 20, 1800
Physical Description:
1 print : aquatint, soft ground etching & etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 33 x 46.7 cm, on sheet 34 x 46.7 cm
Notes:
"Well-known men ride (left to right) horses with the heads of old women which they scourge mercilessly. There is a background of craggy mountains silhouetted against flames in which demons fly. The central and most prominent figure is Fox, before him rides Pitt, and on the extreme right is the Duke of Bedford wearing a star. In the foreground (left) is George Hanger with his club, whose mount has fallen and looks round at him despairingly. Behind him is the Duke of Queensberry wearing a star; on the extreme left is the stiff Lord Moira."--British Museum online catalogue.
Title from item.
Attributed to Woodward in the British Museum catalogue.
Companion print: Old bachelors in the next world chang'd into post horses ...
Sheet trimmed to plate mark on top and sides.
Leverhulme-Auchincloss; May 1954; Acquisitions no.: 954-5-9-40.
1 print : aquatint, soft ground etching & etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 33 x 46.2 cm, on sheet 35 x 48 cm.
Associated Names:
Woodward, G. M. approximately 1760-1809 [Printmaker]
Holland, William, active 1782-1817 [Publisher]
Topics:
Bedford, Francis Russell, Duke of, 1765-1802
Demons
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Hanger, George, 1751?-1824
Hastings, Francis Rawdon-Hastings, Marquess of, 1754-1826
Pitt, William, 1759-1806
Queensbury, William Douglas, Duke of, 1724-1811
Whips
Language:
English
Genre:
Aquatints -- England -- London -- 1800
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1800
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1800
Watermarks (Paper) -- J Whatman
Watermarks (Paper) -- Turkey Mill J Whatman
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
800.03.20.01+ Impression 2
Orbis Record:
8250272
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr09935b
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10953035
PID:
digcoll:951343