West India luxury!! [graphic]
Lewis Walpole Library > West India luxury!! [graphic]
- West India luxury!! [graphic]
- Published / Created
- [April 1803]
- Publication Place
- Published April, 1803 by William Holland, No. 11 Cockspur Street, London
"Five designs arranged as in No. 11131, the place of the sixth being filled by the inscription below 2.  A West India Nabob. He sprawls on a sofa wearing a wide-brimmed hat and with his feet supported on two small chairs. Round him stand nine young women and children. The room is bare, with a table on which is a large bowl, bottle, and glasses.  Creolean Patience. A dark-haired lady reclines in a chair, holding a piece of needlework, addressing a black woman, in a sparsely furnished room. Below: "Mimbo "Here Missee "Tell Quashebah to tell Prue to tell Dido "to tell Sue to come and pick up / "my Needle. "Yes Missee "Quashebah is gone to Market "Missee and wont be back dis / " tre hour "What am I to wait three hours for my needle? "Tell Prue to tell Dido to tell Sue to come "and pick up my Needle" "Yes Missee Sue is scratching my Massah's legs and cant come for dis two hour. Oh dear me! one must have the Patience of Job to live in this world with any comfort, here I must wait two hours for my Needle -- Oh dear me!  Part of the façade of a house, two open sash-windows above, and, below, a doorway between two windows with open jalousies. The head of the lady of  looks from an upper window to say to a black woman standing in the doorway : Quashebah come and take my Head in again.  Portable Boot Jack. A planter in a broad-brimmed hat reclines in an arm-chair, wearing top-boots; the left leg, horizontally extended, is held between the legs of a black servant, who is supported by a second (left), while a mixed race boy steadies the back of the chair, and is supported by the back of a fourth boy (right). The man pushes his right foot against the posterior of the first servant, in order to draw off his left boot.  One of the Luxuries. The planter leans back in a chair, while one woman cuts his hair, and a second, kneeling on the ground, washes his feet. They are both mixed race. A black girl plies a fan, and a second approaches with a bowl on her head holding out a goblet."--British Museum online catalogue
Title engraved above image.
Nineteen lines of text in the center of the design.
Companion print: Johnny Newcome in love in the West Indies.
Temporary local subject terms: Nabon -- Creolian -- Planter.
- 1 print : plate mark 24.6 x 35.1 cm, on sheet 26.5 x 39 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1803
Etchings England London 1803
Aquatints England London 1803
- etching and aquatint ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Geographic)
- West Indias.
- Subject (Topic)
England > 1803
England > London > 1803
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