The parsons hobby, or, Comfort for a Welch curate [graphic] / Williams.

Pubd. by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside, London
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25 x 35.1 cm, on sheet 26 x 38 cm
Title etched below image.
Date of publication from British Museum catalogue.
Plate numbered "348" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 5.
Also issued separately.
Temporary local subject terms: Parsons -- Hobbies -- Velocipedes.
Caricatures II ; Acquisitions no.: 968-9-1-148.
Sheet trimmed with loss of plate number and imprint text.
Manuscript "148" in upper center of plate.
1 print on wove paper : etching, hand-colored ; sheet 25 x 28 cm.
"A tall lean parson bestrides a velocipede (see British Museum Satires No. 13399) outside a small thatched cottage (left) built against the slope of a mountain. His wife with four children, all five bare-legged, watch the (perilous) departure; she says: "Well my Dear I am quite pleased you have got a Hobby; you will now be able to get through your Duty with ease and comfort!" He looks back to say: "Comfort indeed my Dear! it is only ten Miles you know, I shall now perform the Service and be back by the time the kettle boils!--I hope they will build some more Churches in Wales, for I shall be able to undertake six of them!!!" In his pocket is a paper: 'Sermon on the benefit of Poverty'. The rough track descends towards a narrow valley (right). Beside the cottage is a ramshackle shed from which a pig looks out."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Comfort for a Welch curate
Associated Names:
Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830 [Printmaker]
Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Johnstone, Henry Arthur
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1819
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1819
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Source Title:
Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror
Call Number:
819.00.00.02+ Impression 3
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Digital version