[Passengers fall from a "great wheel" at a country fair] [graphic].

By Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside
[not before 5 October 1810]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.1 x 35.1 cm, on sheet 25 x 37 cm
Title devised by cataloger.
Printmaker from description of earlier state in the British Museum catalogue.
Reissue; first half of imprint statement has been burnished from plate.
Publication date based on earlier state with the complete imprint "Pubd. October 5th, 1810, by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside." Cf. No. 11630 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v.8.
First series statement appears above image; second series statement appears below image.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 1.
Also issued separately.
"Price one shilling coloured."
Sheet trimmed to plate mark on top edge.
Cf. Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 191.
Temporary local subject terms: Oyster woman -- Ferris wheel -- Pick pockets -- Fair.
Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. xiii, p. 168.
Watermark: 181[7?]
"A view of a fair with the line of booths on the left and nearer the spectator. An embryo 'Great Wheel' is in action on the right, with four cars (or boxes with half doors) slung from cross-beams which pivet on a post, the motion being given by a crank at the hub, worked by a man standing on a little platform. Each car contains one elderly occupant, except one which has broken: a young girl falls through the air, a youth lies on his back below her. Spectators register alarm or amusement. An oyster-woman looks up from her stall (left). A well-dressed thief picks the pocket of a man absorbed in the accident, passing the plunder to a confederate leaning from the window of an inn on the extreme left. This has the sign of the crown, inscribed 'T. Slano'. In a first-floor window a couple are embracing. Adjacent booths belong to 'Polito': Harlequin, Punch, and other figures are performing, watched by a few spectators. In the foreground (right) a fat women sells sticks to men and boys who throw at objects (? gingerbread) poised on spikes. In the background is a rustic horse-race."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
Variant Titles:
Tegg's caricatures ; no. 39
Sports of a country fair ; part the second
Tegg's caricatures. No. 39.
Sports of a country fair. Part the second.
Associated Names:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker]
Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Harvey, Francis
Johnstone, Henry Arthur
Riviere & Son
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1810
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1810
Watermarks (Paper)
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Source Title:
Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror
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Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Digital version