Bobbin about to the fiddle. A familly rehersal of quadrille dancing, or, Polishing for a trip to Margate [graphic].
[London] [Thomas Tegg] [not before May 1817]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored, ; sheet 25 x 36 cm
Title etched below image. Attributed to Williams in description of earlier state in the British Museum catalogue. Later state; former plate number "390" has been replaced with a new plate number, and imprint statement has been completely burnished from plate. Publication information inferred from earlier state with the imprint: London, Pubd. May 1817 by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside. Cf. No. 12932 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9. Plate numbered "194" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 3. Also issued separately. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. xiii, p. 141.
"A dancing-master, playing his small fiddle or kit, dances, facing a stout 'cit' who dances between wife and daughter, holding their hands; another grown-up daughter dances opposite them beside the dancing-master. The 'cit's' leg is extended stiffly. The first daughter says: "Law Pa that's just as when you was drilling for the Whitechaple Volunteers-- only look how Ma and I & sister Clementina does it??--" Pa: "I say Mounseer Caper! don't I come it prime? Ecod I shall cut a Figor!!" The man answers: "Vere vell Sar, Ver Vell you vil danse a merveille vere soon!" On the left a tiny child imitates her father's step, supported by a little sister, while three rather older children dance in a ring. A plainly dressed maiden aunt sits in an armchair (right). A handsomely furnished drawing-room is suggested. The curtains are drawn, candles burn on the chimney piece. On the wall is a bust portrait of an austere-looking man."--British Museum online catalogue, descriptioin of an earlier state.
Bobbin about to the fiddle. A family rehearsal of quadrille dancing, or, Polishing for a trip to Margate Familly rehersal of quadrille dancing
Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830 [Printmaker] Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Children Couples Dance Families Johnstone, Henry Arthur Musicians Parlors
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1817 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1817
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