The Rochester address, or, The corporation going to eat roast pork and oysters with the R-g-t [graphic].
- The Rochester address, or, The corporation going to eat roast pork and oysters with the R-g-t [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Corporation going to eat roast pork and oysters with the R-g-t
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1789 April 4
- Copyright Date
- [4 April 1789]
- Publication Place
- S. Fores, No. 3 Piccadilly
- "A strip design of a procession (left to right) of isolated figures, the names etched beneath, the words spoken above, as in BMSat 7482. The stout 'M--t--ws M--y--r' (Matthews, Mayor) heads the procession, he carried a pole across his shoulder on one end of which is he 'Rochester Address', a large yellow (buff) placard, decorated with blue gibbons, at the other end a bundle of wood; he says "I'll send him some Chips' (suggesting a post in the Dockyard). He is followed by 'A------n Sp------e' (Alderman Spice or Spence), an obese tallow-chandler, carrying a bunch of candles, and saying, "I'll assist him with my long Sixes". Next is a very lean apothecary with a large syringe, 'A------n T--m--n' (Alderman Thompson), saying, "he stand in Need of my Preventative." These three and the last man wear civic gowns. Next is 'A------n Fr--w--r' who turns the tap of a cask held under his arm, saying, "Aye Aye he shall have some Chatham Butt." Next is 'P--t--ce' (Prentice), with three bottles of wine; he turns to say to the barber who follows him, "I'll give him 13 to the Dozen and all sour". 'F--n--s' (as a 'flying barber', cf. BMSat 6834), carries a wig box, a covered pot of hot water, and a barber's bowl under his arm, saying, "I'll shave him I warrant you." A lean and elderly lawyer 'Sp------ks' (Sparks) follows, A case in Law protruding from his pocket; he says, "I'll beg to speak to Sherry for his business, bailing Actions, Demands writs of error &c That is if he'I promise to see me paid." A foppish man, 'B--st--w' (Bristow), with his hands thrust in his breeches pockets, says, "he shall never be tried by the Court of Conscience" (a court for the recovery of small debts). The next man 'R--b--n' (Robinson), also fashionably dressed, holds up a small rectangular object, saying, "There are your right sort none of your Quack". The last man, very obese, 'A------n N---h---n' (Alderman Nicholson), holds a brick and a trowel, saying, "I hope to have a Job to make him some Fortifications."--British Museum online catalogue.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 19.8 x 69.5 cm, on sheet 24.9 x 73.5 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Rowlandson v. 3
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 7521 and Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 1, page 251-2
- Orbis Record