No. 1. Blessings of Brittain, or, A flight of lawyers [graphic].
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- No. 1. Blessings of Brittain, or, A flight of lawyers [graphic].
- Alternative Title
No. 1. Blessings of Britain, or, A flight of lawyers
Blessings of Brittain, or, A flight of lawyers
Blessings of Britain, or, A flight of lawyers
Flight of lawyers
First day of term
- Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker
- Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1846, publisher.
- Published / Created
- [not before January 1817]
- Publication Place
- T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside
"The Lord Chancellor (Eldon), preceded by his mace-bearer holding a sword, is about to alight on the pavement outside Westminster Hall (left), having flown diagonally down from the right; next him is (?) the Vice-Chancellor Plumer, close behind are eight other judges followed by a closely packed swarm of barristers who recede in perspective. All are in wig and gown. Behind the barristers are their clerks, wearing top-hats and carrying (green) brief-bags over their shoulders. Three men stand outside the door of Westminster Hall waiting obsequiously to receive the Chancellor and his swarm; one is a constable holding his staff, the others wear black gowns, the foremost having cloven hoofs. In the street below (right) a few terrified pedestrians look up at the monstrous flight."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Later state; plate number has been altered and beginning of imprint statement has been removed from plate.
Date of publication based on complete imprint on earlier state: Pubd. Jany. 1817 by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside. See British Museum catalogue.
One line of quoted text following title: "A darksome cloud of locusts swarming down." Milton.
Plate numbered "200" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 3.
Also issued separately.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark leaving thread margins.
- 1 print : sheet 26 x 37 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Collection Title
- V. 3. Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror.
- Collection/Other Creator
- Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809.
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1817
Etchings England London 1817
Watermarks (Paper) 1817
- etching ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
Eldon, John Scott, Earl of, 1751-1838
Plumer, Thomas, Sir, 1753-1824
Gibbs, Vicary, Sir, 1751-1820
Ellenborough, Edward Law, Baron, 1750-1818
Thomson, Alexander, 1744?-1817
Graham, Robert, Sir, 1744-1836
Wood, George, Sir, 1743-1824
Richards, Richard, Sir, 1752-1823
Garrow, William, Sir, 1760-1840
Shepherd, Samuel, Sir, 1760-1840
Eldon, John Scott, Earl of, 1751-1838 > Caricatures and cartoons
Plumer, Thomas, Sir, 1753-1824 > Caricatures and cartoons
Gibbs, Vicary, Sir, 1751-1820 > Caricatures and cartoons
Ellenborough, Edward Law, Baron, 1750-1818 > Caricatures and cartoons
Thomson, Alexander, 1744?-1817 > Caricatures and cartoons
Graham, Robert, Sir, 1744-1836 > Caricatures and cartoons
Wood, George, Sir, 1743-1824 > Caricatures and cartoons
Richards, Richard, Sir, 1752-1823 > Caricatures and cartoons
Garrow, William, Sir, 1760-1840 > Caricatures and cartoons
Shepherd, Samuel, Sir, 1760-1840 > Caricatures and cartoons
England > 1817
England > London > 1817
Johnstone, Henry Arthur > Ownership
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