The road to preferment through Clarkes passage [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. March 5, 1809, by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside
[5 March 1809]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 24 x 34 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Alfred Bowditch Collection ; Dec., 1966 ; Acquisitions no.: 966-12-10-68.
Mounted to 28 x 38 cm.
Abstract:
"Mrs. Clarke stands in a massive archway, inscribed 'CLARKES PASSAGE', addressing a crowd hurrying towards her. She wears a military coat over a white dress, cocked hat, and sword, and stands above the street level. She says: "Gentlemen it is no use to rush on in this manner -the principal places have been disposed of these three weeks and I assure you there is not even standing room". The crowd consists of military officers, elderly and often disabled, two fat parsons, a few civilians, some foppish, some the reverse, one of whom holds up a money-bag inscribed '500'. They completely fill the wide space before Mrs. Clarke, whose 'Passage' is indicated as her house by the opposite house on the extreme left. This is in 'Croakers Row', and from an attic window a little figure (Croker) peers through a telescope, as in British Museum Satires No. 11238."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker]
Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Clarke, Mary Anne Thompson, 1776-1852
Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857
Harvey, Francis
Riviere & Son
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1809
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1809
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
809.03.05.01+
Orbis Record:
9149401
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr11143
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10964563
PID:
digcoll:973997