A bankrupt cart, or, The road to ruin in the east! [graphic] / Woodward delt. ; etched by Rowlandson.
- A bankrupt cart, or, The road to ruin in the east! [graphic] / Woodward delt. ; etched by Rowlandson.
- Alternative Title
- Road to ruin in the east
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1799 November 5
- Copyright Date
- November 5, 1799.
- Publication Place
- R. Ackerman, no. 101 Strand
- "A plebeian family of 'cits' drive in a rough two-wheeled cart (aping a fashionable gig) drawn by a clumsy carthorse. The man drives, wearing cocked hat and top-boots; his wife, wearing large feathers in her small straw cap, holds up a fan. Both are absurdly complacent. A boy and girl are crammed in. Behind rides a fat and grinning footman, with plodding dog. On the extreme right a newsboy with the 'London Gazette' blows his horn. Behind (left) is an open doorway inscribed 'Mash Brewer'; within are casks. The wall is inscribed 'Puddle Dock', and on it are two bills: 'Theatre Royal Covent Garden the Comedy of the Bankrupt with High Life Below Stairs and A House to be let in Grosvenor Square Suitable for a Genteel Family' (they appear to be bound for this house). Houses form a background."--British Museum online catalogue.
Temporary local subject terms: 'Cits' -- Vehicles: carts -- Breweries -- Mash-- Newspapers: London Gazette -- Newsboys -- Reference to Theatre Royal, Covent Garden -- Literature: reference to High Life Below Stairs by James Townley (1714-1778) -- Reference to The Bankrupt by Samuel Foote ( 1720-1777) -- Grosvenor Square -- Puddle Dock -- Female dress: plumed hats -- Expressions of speech: 'road to ruin'.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper ; sheet 24.4 x 36.6 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Rowlandson v. 6
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9466
Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 1, page 370
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