Wit's last stake, or, The cobling voters and abject canvassers [graphic].
- Wit's last stake, or, The cobling voters and abject canvassers [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Cobling voters and abject canvassers
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- Copyright Date
- [22 April 1784]
- Publication Place
- "A canvassing scene in a poor and disreputable district of Westminster, indicated by 'Peter Street' on the corner of the house. The Duchess of Devonshire canvasses a cobbler; she sits supported on Fox's knee, putting one foot on a cobbler's stall that he may do some imaginary repairs, for which she lavishly pays the man's wife, who leans forward, both hands held together to receive coins. The cobbler and his wife are behind a stall protected by a pent-house roof. On this is a notice, 'Shoes made and mended by Bob. Stichitt Cobler to her Grace the Tramping Dutchess NB Dogs Wormd Cats Gelded'. From an open casement window above it a man leans out waving a fox's brush; he holds a tankard and a long clay pipe in his left hand. Beside him a woman holds her head to vomit from the window, her elbows supported on the sill. A dog lies under the cobbler's stall. Fox, his right knee on his hat on the ground, the other supporting the duchess, turns round to give his right hand to a ragged man to whose mouth Sam House holds a tankard, his other hand pressed on the elector's head, who is shown by his long shovel to be a scavenger. Behind, a chimneysweeper with his brushes and his boy with brush and shovel are amused spectators. These figures fill the space to the left of Fox and the duchess. Behind are the irregular gabled roofs and casement windows of old Westminster."--British Museum online catalogue.
Plate reissued for The history of the Westminster election. See British Museum catalogue.
Printmaker and date of publication from British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed mostly within plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: London: Peter Street -- Old Westminster -- Gabled roofs -- Casement windows -- Coblers' stalls -- Dishes: Tankards -- Clay pipes -- Shovels.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on laid paper ; sheet 25 x 37 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Rowlandson v. 1
- Collection Title
- The political and humourous works of Thomas Rowlandson, 1774-1825
- Collection/Other Creator
- Harvey, Francis
- Collection Created
- Container / Volume Information
- Vol. 1 (Box 2 of 2) | Folder I-66
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1784.
- Subject (Geographic)
- Westminster (London, England)--Politics and government.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Cavendish, Georgiana Spencer,--Duchess of Devonshire,--1757-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
Great Britain.--Parliament--Elections, 1784.
House, Samuel,--d. 1785--Caricatures and cartoons.
Riviere & Son Binding.
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 6548 and Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v.1, pages 130-2
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