The life of William-Cobbett, written by himself. No. 2 [graphic] / Js. Gillray invt. & fect.

Published/Created:
London
Publish'd Septr. 29th, 1809, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. Jamess [sic] Street
[29 September 1809]
Physical Description:
2 prints on 1 sheet : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 27.6 x 21.6 cm and plate mark 8.8 x 20.3 cm, on sheet 39 x 22 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Second print of eight in a series entitled: The life of William-Cobbett, written by himself.
Below image is printed a second plate etched with text only: 2d plate. As I shot up into a hobble-dehoy, I took to driving the plow for the benefit of mankind, which was always my prime object ... Vide, my own memoire's in the Political Register for 1809.
Series number etched above image, in upper left.
Sheet trimmed leaving thread margins.
Alfred Bowdtich Collection; December 1966 ; Acquisitions no.: 966-12-10-61.
Mounted to 42 x 27 cm.
Abstract:
"Cobbett, dressed as a farmer, but with a favour in his hat and his short hair tied back into a scraggy tail, marches stiffly behind a recruiting Serjeant who marches with drawn sword, preceded by a little drummer-boy beating a large drum, both of whom wear plumed bearskins, smart uniform, and boots. They march with pointed toe; Cobbet follows, out of step, and with clumsily upturned toe; on his back is a rough knapsack. They march towards the sea where boats are being rowed out to a ship in full sail (right). Behind Cobbett (left) are his plough and two oxen. The field is neatly furrowed. Behind is a rocky hill on which stands a gibbet with an empty noose."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Artist]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Cobbett, William, 1763-1835
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:
809.09.29.02
Orbis Record:
9165279
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr11198
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10964609
PID:
digcoll:974067