Iohn Bull contemplating a statue of Portland stone [graphic].
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- Iohn Bull contemplating a statue of Portland stone [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- John Bull contemplating a statue of Portland stone
- Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker
- Walker, Elizabeth, active 1789-1817, publisher.
- Published / Created
- [April 1807]
- Publication Place
- Pubd. April 1807 by Walker, No. 7 Cornhill
"Portland (r.), as a statue, with blank eyes sits stiffly in an armchair formed of rectangular stone blocks. From his neck hangs a placard: 'Repaird and Whitewash'd in the Year 1807'. He has bony knees with thick gouty legs. On the ground beside him are bulky papers docketed: 'Places for Life Pension' and 'Honors Reward'. John Bull, an elderly 'cit' holding a thick stick, gapes at him through spectacles, saying, "I really thought this Statue was gone to decay a long time ago!! - oh - ho- Repair'd and White Wash'd I see - as that is the case - I am sure there is something new m the Wind it is time for me to button up my Pocketts!" He wears striped gaiters drawn over his knees, with old-fashioned dress"--British Museum online catalogue
Title from caption below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Mounted to 37 x 56 cm.
Collector's annotations on mount.
- 1 print : plate mark 250 x 361 mm, on sheet 30 x 44 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1807
Etchings England London 1807
- etching ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
- Portland, William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, Duke of, 1738-1809
- Subject (Topic)
- John Bull (Symbolic character)
Portland, William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, Duke of, 1738-1809 > Caricatures and cartoons
John Bull (Symbolic character) > Caricatures and cartoons
England > 1807
England > London > 1807
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