Old maids in the next world changed into post horses with old bachelors driving them [graphic].
London Pub by William Holland, No. 50 Oxford Street March 20, 1800
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
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9580
"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.
Woodward, G. M. approximately 1760-1809 [Printmaker] Holland, William, active 1782-1817 [Publisher]
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
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