Kicking up a breeze, or, Barrow women basting a beadle [graphic] / Rowlandson del. 1814.
[London] By T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside [not before 10 February 1814]
[not before 10 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 "310" has been replaced with a new number, and beginning of imprint statement has been burnished from plate. Date of publication based on complete imprint on earlier state: Pub. Feb. 10th, 1814, by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside. Cf. No. 12401 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9. Plate numbered "283" 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 within plate mark on three sides. Cf. Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, pages 274-6. Temporary local subject terms: Butcher -- Poulterer -- Beadle. Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. xv, p. 29.
"A confused scene. A beadle, cane in hand, grasps the side of an overturned barrow, from which a basket, scales, and black puddings (coloured green) have fallen. A powerful young woman grasps his nose, and prepares to use her fist; an older woman clutches his back and belabours him with a basket. Both are shrieking termagants with bare breasts. A dog between the beadle's legs barks. The spectators, all close to the fray, are amused: a butcher, shouldering a tray of meat, stands outside his stall (left), which is immediately behind the combatants; from it dangle large joints and a carcase. A woman passes, pushing a barrow (left). A man's grinning face watches from the right. Behind (right) is a shop placarded 'Bob Giblet Poulterer', its ancient front hidden by bunches of hares and turkeys."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Harvey, Francis Johnstone, Henry Arthur Riviere & Son
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1814 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1814 Watermarks (Paper) -- 1818
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