Title etched below image. Reissue; imprint has been completely burnished from plate. Publication information inferred from earlier state with the imprint "Pubd. April 20th, 1811, by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside." Cf. No. 11805 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9. Plate numbered "67" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 2. Cf. Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 205.
"The interior of a barber's shop, a ramshackle room with a raftered ceiling. An elderly military officer, seated in the middle of the room between the barber and his wife, causes general dismay; he points to a gash on his cheek and shakes his fist at the barber who flinches back, razor in hand. The barber's wife, bending over the customer with a bowl of soap-suds, is terrified. The assistant, his own hair in curl-papers, trims the hair of a customer (right), holding a bowl on his head. At a table (left) a man washes, stanching his head. Water is supplied from the tap of a bucket on a shelf above the basin. Part of the table serves as dressing-table; on this a monkey sits before the mirror, lathering its head. On a high shelf (right) are wig-boxes and wig-blocks; the latter have inscriptions characterizing their (carved) features, and each having its appropriate wig: 'Clarkes Block', 'Parsons Block', 'Docter's Block', 'Lawyers Block'. On the back wall are a roller-towel and four prints: Absalom hanging from a tree while his horse gallops off, inscribed: 'Oh Absolom My Son My Son--hadst thou Wore a Wig this neer . . .' ; two profile heads, nose to nose, roughly resembling Rowlandson's 'Mock Turtle' [British Museum Satires No. 11639]; a narrow broadside headed by a gibbet, such as were sold in London on execution days; a bewigged caricature head."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state.
Johnstone, Henry Arthur--Ownership. Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845, publisher.
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Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror.
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