Hodges explanation of a hundred magistrates [graphic] / Rowlandson del.
[London] By Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside [not before 1 March 1815]
[not before 1 March 1815]
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25.2 x 35 cm, on sheet 26 x 37 cm
Title etched below image. Later state; former plate number "345" 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: Pubd. March 1st, 1815, by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside. Cf. No. 12643 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9. Plate numbered "245" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 4. Also issued separately. Cf. Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 290. Temporary local subject terms: Male costume: Smock -- Justices of the Peace. Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. x, p. 112.
"A yokel in a long smock (right) stands, hat in hand, before three elderly J.P.s in old-fashioned dress; he tugs at his rough hair. One of the justices sits in an arm-chair, with folded hands and downcast frown. The other two, leaning across a table on which are writing materials, scowl angrily; one, clenching his fist, says: "How dare you Fellow to say it is unfair to bring you before one hundred Magistrates when you see there are but three of us!" He answers: "Why please your Worship you maun know--when I went to school, they Taught I that a one and two O's stood for a hundred--so do you see your Worship be One and the other two be Cyphers!"."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Harvey, Francis Johnstone, Henry Arthur Riviere & Son
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1815 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1815
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