A tailors wedding [graphic] / Rowlandson del. 1814.
[London] [Thomas Tegg] [not before 20 February 1814]
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 36 x 25 cm
Title etched below image. Later state; former plate number "315" has been replaced with a new number, and imprint statement has been completely burnished from plate. Publication information inferred from earlier state with the imprint: Pubd. Febry. 20, 1814, by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside. Cf. No. 12403 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9. Plate numbered "269" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 4. Also issued separately. Sheet trimmed with plate mark on three sides. Cf. Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 276. Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. xv, p. 23. Watermark: Charles Wise.
"In a bare room with a raftered roof couples are energetically dancing, holding hands behind their backs, or above their heads. The women, with one exception, are young and handsome, the men ugly and plebeian. A seated fiddler plays with closed eyes (right). Through a doorway partly covered with curtains the bride and bridegroom are seen embracing. On the wall is a placard: 'They dance in a round, cutting capers and ramping. A mercy the ground did not burst with their stamping.The floor is all wett, with leaps and with jumps, while the water and sweat, splish splash in their pumps'."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
Couples Dance Johnstone, Henry Arthur Musicians Tailors Weddings
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1814 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1814 Watermarks (Paper) -- Charles Wise
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