Bobbin about to the fiddle. A familly rehersal of quadrille dancing, or, Polishing for a trip to Margate [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
[Thomas Tegg]
[not before May 1817]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored, ; sheet 25 x 36 cm
Notes:
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.
Abstract:
"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.
Variant Titles:
Bobbin about to the fiddle. A family rehearsal of quadrille dancing, or, Polishing for a trip to Margate
Familly rehersal of quadrille dancing
Associated Names:
Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830 [Printmaker]
Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Topics:
Children
Couples
Dance
Families
Johnstone, Henry Arthur
Musicians
Parlors
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1817
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1817
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Source Title:
Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror
Call Number:
817.05.00.01+
Orbis Record:
9212323
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr11897
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10967928
PID:
digcoll:974487