The road to preferment through Clarkes passage [graphic].
[London] Pubd. March 5, 1809, by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside [5 March 1809]
[5 March 1809]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 24 x 34 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 11239 Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 149
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.
"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.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Clarke, Mary Anne Thompson, 1776-1852 Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857 Harvey, Francis Riviere & Son
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1809 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1809
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