Posting in Ireland [graphic] / C. Loraine Smith Esqr. pinxt.
- Posting in Ireland [graphic] / C. Loraine Smith Esqr. pinxt.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1805 April 8
- Copyright Date
- [8 April 1805]
- Publication Place
- H. Humprey, No. 27 St. James's Street
- "A grotesquely dilapidated post-chaise stands outside a ramshackle inn (r.); the driver lashes the horses cruelly, a boy lifts a pitch-fork to strike, but the wretched animals refuse to move. A barefooted slattern approaches from the r. with a huge red-hot poker. From the post-chaise leans its occupant, who wears a ribbon and star, and a night-cap. His feet have broken through the ruinous chaise; he threatens the driver with his cane; the latter's words are etched after the title: '"------"Forward immediately your Honour; But sure a'nt I waiting for the Girl with the Poker \ "just to give this Mare a burn your Honour, 'tis just to make her start your Honour.' The chaise is roofed with thatch on which a cock is pecking; it is held together by rope, the reins and traces are of rope. The wheels are broken. Above the door of the primitive inn is a placard: 'The New Thatched-House Tavern' [the Thatched House was a fashionable London tavern and club]. On the signboard an eagle attacking a naked infant (Ganymede) is depicted; above is a board: 'Nate Post-Chaise and Whiskey \ Nate \ Entertainment for Man & Beast.' From a brick chimney a little sweep looks out waving his brush. On a bench by the door a man with a crutch and wooden leg sits smoking and drinking, not interested in the departing grandee. In the foreground a lean sow eats from a heap of potatoes; a young pig attempts to suck; another, almost a skeleton, tries to eat potatoes. In the coach-house which is part of the inn, is a second and less-ruinous thatched post-chaise. Beside the road is a stone wall and behind it a signpost, pointing (r.) 'to Ballyragger', (l.) 'to Athlone'"--British Museum online catalogue.
Companion print to: "Posting in Scotland."
Printmaker identified as Gillray in the British Museum catalogue.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching & aquatitnt on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 30.2 x 39.9 cm, on sheet 32 x 43 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 11
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10478, Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 535, and Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 325
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