The acquittal, or, Up setting [sic] the porter pot [graphic].
- The acquittal, or, Up setting [sic] the porter pot [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Up setting the porter pot and Upsetting the porter pot
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
- Copyright Date
- [20 June 1806]
- "Melville and Trotter, both in Highland dress, rush into each other's arms. Trotter waves his bonnet, that of Melville falls off. Behind Trotter (left) John Bull, an obese carbuncled 'cit', with a bludgeon under his arm, and wearing a hat, watches them in sour disapproval, saying: "I say Nothing." Trotter, his eyes turned toward John, says: "Ill trot for you - Ill gallop for you all over the globe - Oh happy day for Scotland - and see how pleas'd John Bull looks - ah Johny, Johny, this is indeed a glorious triumph!" Melville says ecstatically: "What is life without a Friend". In his exuberance he kicks over an enormous tankard inscribed with the Royal Arms and 'Whitbreads Intire Butt' ... which stood on a low table. Its contents pour to the ground: 'Impeachment', 'High Crimes', 'Misdemeanors', 'Peculation'."--British Museum online catalogue.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 23.3 x 33 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Rowlandson v. 8
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1806.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Dundas, Henry,--1742-1811--Caricatures and cartoons.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, publisher.
Whitbread, Samuel,--1764-1815--Caricatures and cartoons.
- Subject (Topic)
Clothing & dress--Scotland.
John Bull (Symbolic character)--Caricatures and cartoons.
Access And Usage Rights
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10577
- Orbis Record