Sailors drinking the Tun-bridge waters [graphic]
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- Sailors drinking the Tun-bridge waters [graphic]
- Alternative Title
- Sailors drinking the Tunbridge waters
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [not before 1 March 1815]
- Publication Place
- By Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside
"A pretty young woman standing by the pump offers a tumbler to a burly sailor wearing a petticoat, who scowls and flinches, scratching his head. She says: "Be assured it is an excellent beverage for Gentlemen who have been a long time at sea." He answers: "Why lookee Ma-am I dont wish to be unpolite But if your Ladyships Honor pleases--I had rather hang fire--a bit--for d'ye see it gave our Poll, the belly ache--and D--n the Gripes, I never could bear them they twiddled me up decently when I was last in the Meditaranean." On the right are two other sailors, wearing trousers; an elderly man, in profile to the right, tries to drink, but the water falls to the ground; he says: "D--d Queer Tipple to be sure!" The third, holding his tumbler carefully, proffers a coin to a small boy on the extreme right, saying, "Harkee young two-shoes [a nursery colloquialism applied to a little girl from 'The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes', 1766, the earliest date discovered by Partridge being 1858; 'Slang Dict.', 1938]--go and get me a pint of half and half and a Squeeze of Lemon--for D--n me if I could drink it neat if I was never to weigh Anchor Again." The tall pump is topped by a carved urn and has two taps in place of a spout."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state
Title etched below image.
Artist questionably identified as Woodward in the British Museum catalogue.
Later state; former plate number "346" has been replaced with a new number, and first half of imprint statement has been burnished from plate.
Date of publication based on complete imprint on earlier state: Pubd. March 1st, 1815, by Thos. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside. Cf. No. 12644 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9.
Plate numbered "242" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 4.
Also issued separately.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark.
Cf. Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 290.
Temporary local subject terms: Pumps -- Tumblers -- Tunbridge Wells.
1 print : etching with stipple, hand-colored, on wove paper ; sheet 26 x 36 cm.
Manuscript "118" in upper center of plate.
- 1 print : sheet 26 x 36 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- 815.03.01.02+ Impression 2
- Collection Title
- V. 4. Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror.
- Collection/Other Creator
- Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809.
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1815
Etchings England London 1815
Watermarks (Paper) 1817
- etching with stipple ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Topic)
England > 1815
England > London > 1815
Johnstone, Henry Arthur > Ownership
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