The Westminster mendicant [graphic].
- The Westminster mendicant [graphic].
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1784 [May] 11
- Copyright Date
- [11 May 1784]
- Publication Place
- H. Humphry, no. 227 Strand
- "A blind beggar, Sir Cecil Wray, is led (right to left) by his dog, round whose neck hangs a 'Subscription Box'. He supports himself by a long staff; in his left hand is the dog's cord, and under his left arm is a larger box, inscribed 'Subscription Scrutiny Box'. He sings: "Pity the Weak, and Needy pray, Oh pity me, I've lost the day." Behind the dog is a placard inscribed: "See here the Dog, of all his kind, The fittest for a Beggar blind, The Beast can bark or grunt as Hog. His name is Churchill - Oh the Dog!"."--British Museum online catalogue.
Four lines of verse below title: Ye Christians charitable, good and civil, pray something give to this poor wandering devil ...
Plate from: The history of the Westminster election.
Printmaker and month of publication from British Museum catalogue.
Temporary local subject terms: Buildings: Covent Garden Church -- Allusion to scrutiny -- Allusion to John Churchill of Westminster.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on laid paper ; plate mark 21.2 x 15.1 cm, on sheet 23 x 18 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-75
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.
Great Britain.--Parliament--Elections, 1784.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
Riviere & Son Binding.
Wray, Cecil,--Sir,--1734-1805--Caricatures and cartoons.
- Subject (Topic)
Access And Usage Rights
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 6578
Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 1, pages 137-8
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