Recovery of a dormant title, or, A breeches maker become a lord [graphic] / Rowlandson inv. 1805.
- Recovery of a dormant title, or, A breeches maker become a lord [graphic] / Rowlandson inv. 1805.
- Alternative Title
- Breeches maker become a lord
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker, publisher.
- Copyright Date
- July 14, 1812.
- "A paunchy carbuncled fellow, wearing old-fashioned court-dress, with ribbon, star, sword, and bag-wig, peacocks with hands on hips before an amused group in a narrow 'Whitechaple' street. They are outside the new peer's shop, from which projects a pole supporting a sign: 'Breeches cleaned lined and Repaired' and an old pair of breeches. A fat woman, probably his wife, wearing a feathered cap, stands on a step-ladder scrubbing the board above the shop-front: 'Stichall Breeches [Maker] to his Serene Highness the . . .' On the shop is a bill 'To be Sold the good Will of the Shop - Removed to Grovesner Place'. The upstart looks over his shoulder with sour defiance at the neighbours who crowd round him, highly amused, a butcher in the forefront. An aged tailor holding shears gapes in amazement."--British Museum online catalogue.
- Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 33.2 x 24 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Rowlandson v. 8
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10483 and Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 51
- Orbis Record