An Irish howl [graphic].
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- An Irish howl [graphic].
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1799 March 1
- Copyright Date
- [1 March 1799]
- Publication Place
- T. Whittle, Peterborough Court, Fleet Street, for the Anti Jacobin Review
Plate from the 'Anti-Jacobin Review', ii. 233: On the extreme right the Devil holds up a canvas, 'le Tableau Parlant', which terrifies twelve Irishmen grouped round an oblong table. In their alarm the heavy table has been overturned, some are on the ground, others (left) flee in terror. The Devil, who looks round the edge of his picture, wears a bonnet-rouge inscribed 'Anarchy'; labels hang from his horn: 'Blasph[emy]' and 'Parracide'. He says "Stew it well - It cannot be Overdone for you and me". In the picture, 'Irish Stew I A Favourite Disk for French Palates', two French soldiers superintend the boiling of a Revolutionary Pot, in which stand three naked Irishmen shrieking for mercy; one says: "Liberty of being Stewed"; the other, "Equality - all to be stewed en Masse". Above the table five harpies fly off with a tattered cloth inscribed 'Map of Ireland'. They are intended for the Directors, three having belts inscribed 'Tallien' (not a Director), 'Barras', and 'Le Paux'. On the table is a paper, 'United Irishmen'. The Irishmen make gestures of terror or despair. Most look at the picture, one looks upwards, saying: "Poor Erin How thourt torn to pieces by these five Harpies." A fugitive looks round to say "What your own A. O Connor too!" A lawyer (? Curran): "So much for Republicani[sm] and glorious Independence! No Money! No Lawyer." A monk: "By St Patrick a complete Catholic Emancipation." Three others say: "I now howl in Vain - We are all gone to Pot"; "Brother John [Bull] would not have treated us so -" ; "My Merits with the Republic should have saved me, but I find we must all stew together" [he is perhaps Grattan]; "A Radical Reform by Jasus". Beside the last speaker, a ragged peasant, lies a bundle of pikes, &c.
Plate from: The Anti-Jacobin review and magazine. London, 1799, v. 2, page 233
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Temporary local subject terms: United Irishmen -- Maps: map of Ireland torn by demons -- Reference to the French Revolution -- Allusion to the Directory -- Allusion to anarchy -- Pictures: le tableau parlant.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper ; sheet 25 x 31 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Rowlandson v. 6
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1799.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Barras, Paul,--vicomte de,--1755-1829--Caricatures and cartoons.
Laurie & Whittle, publisher.
Tallien, Jean-Lambert,--1767-1820--Caricatures and cartoons.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9350
Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricutarist, v. 1, pages 362-3
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