Staggering-bobs, a tale for Scotchmen, or, Munchausen driving his calves to market [graphic].
- Staggering-bobs, a tale for Scotchmen, or, Munchausen driving his calves to market [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Munchausen driving his calves to market
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1796 December 1
- Copyright Date
- [1 December 1796]
- Publication Place
- H. Humphrey, New Bond Street
- "George Hanger bestrides a pile of calves with which his pony is laden, high above his mount's head. He sits in profile to the left, carrying a bludgeon; his right leg thrust forward over the calves. The fore-feet and hind-feet of the calves are tied and lie across the pony and each other. Eleven heads are visible. Hanger says: "Here they are my Lord, here's the slunk Calves, by Gxx - no allusion, dxm'me! - almost forgot you was a North-Countrey-Man! - Runt carries weight well! - no less than Thirteen damme! - come push about the Bottle, & I'll tell you the Story; - In Scotland they eat no Veal, by Gxx! nothing but Staggering-Bobs, - by Gxx! - on my Honor & Soul I mean no insult! - but Tattersal he swore, d------n me, if he didn't, - that on a small Scotch Runt, he saw, Gxx dxxn my blood, - how many d'ye think he saw? - ( - "Saw what, Georgey? - ) - why Calves! - Staggering-Bobs to-be-sure! - why d'ye think he saw Seventeen? - no! - but dxxme, by Gxx, he saw Thirteen!!! - & all just upon such another little Cock-Horse as my own!!!' ..."--British Museum online catalogue.
One line of text below title: This print is dedicated to Lord Exxxl [i.e., Errol], his party, & the frequenters of Steevens's in general.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 35.3 x 25.1 cm, on sheet 36 x 26 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 9
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8890, Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 437, and Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 215
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