The stock jobber's prayer!! [graphic] / Woodward del. ; Rowlandson scul.
- The stock jobber's prayer!! [graphic] / Woodward del. ; Rowlandson scul.
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
- Copyright Date
- [1 August 1801]
- "A man in old-fashioned dress kneels in profile to the right at a high-backed elbow-chair, clutching a bundle of 'Bank Notes'. He addresses the 'Adorable and ancient Lady of Thread-needle Street', asking for wealth, for success to the conductors of the new buildings of the Stock Exchange, and for 'prosperity to the little man in the brown bob wig [? John Bull], for he has much money and little wit, therefore fair game for . . . my profession'. He also prays that he may never be a Lame Duck (a defaulter, cf. BMSat 6273)."--British Museum online catalogue.
Three paragraphs of text below title: Adorable and ancient Lady of Thread-Needle-Street, have pity on thy admirer, bless him with thy solid charms, in Bullion, or stamped gold, or if it best pleases thee, let the light texture of thy paper garments float before his enraptured fancy, and animate him to pursue the path that leads to riches in abundance ...
Title from letterpress text printed on same sheet as plate.
- 1 print : etching and drypoint on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 21.3 x 25 cm, on sheet 42 x 26 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Rowlandson v. 7
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 9795 and Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 31
- Orbis Record