The York dilly, or, The triumph of innocence [graphic].
[London] Pubd. March 30th, 1809, by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside [30 March 1809]
[30 March 1809]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.5 x 34.3 cm, on sheet 26 x 40 cm
Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 155
Title etched below image. Printmaker from British Museum catalogue. Variant state lacking series number in upper left corner. Cf. No. 11274 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8. Sheet trimmed to plate mark on two sides. Alfred Bowditch Collection ; Dec., 1966 ; Acquisitions no.: 966-12-10-42 Mounted to 30 x 44 cm.
"The Duke of York (right), blowing a horn, sits in the boot of a coach driven by a lawyer, probably William Adam (left), who says: I thought we should bring him through. On the roof is a bush supporting a placard: Acquitted Glorious Majority of 82. Inside the coach are three lawyers, as in British Museum Satires No. 11269, who are not characterized. The coach is surrounded by a cheering mob. Mrs. Clarke, a termagant with streaming hair, holds up clenched fists towards the Duke. Next her is a fat parson, who says: I always said he was Innocent. A man shouts Huzza Glorias News for Old England. Next him is a bearded Jew in a long gown with a sack on his shoulder inscribed Left of Regimentals. A man shouts: That's right-go it my Darling [cf. British Museum Satires No. 11228]."--British Museum online catalogue.
Adam, William, 1751-1839 Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Clarke, Mary Anne Thompson, 1776-1852 Frederick Augustus, Prince, Duke of York and Albany, 1763-1827 Harvey, Francis Riviere & Son
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1809 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1809
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