A farmer's philosophy in death [graphic]
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- A farmer's philosophy in death [graphic]
- Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811, printmaker
Woodward, G. M. approximately 1760-1809, artist.
Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1846, publisher.
- Published / Created
- Publication Place
- Pub. by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside
"The farmer, looking up, with folded hands, sits full face in an upright arm-chair. He wears a dressing-gown and night-cap, and appears fairly robust. The lawyer stands at his right hand, eagerly bending forward to write 'The last Will and Testament of, . .'; behind him (left) is the elder son, a gaping shock-headed youth in a smock. Behind the right arm of the chair is the doctor, sucking his cane disconsolately. On his left hand are the parson, with a grog-blossom nose, holding an open book, the weeping wife, plainly dressed in cap and apron, with a little girl holding a handkerchief to her face, and a smaller boy, yelling. The farmer says: "I bequeath my House and Lands to my eldest Son Dick- the rest of my property to my Wife and younger Children. I leave Six and eightpence to the Lawyer- all his gallipots and phials to the Doctor and half a years tithes to the Parson- Therefore March off Doctor! Write Lawyer! Pray parson cry Wife! and bellow Children! For it is all over with me"."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Date of publication from British Museum catalogue.
Plate numbered "299" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 4.
Also issued separately.
"One shilling colour'd."
Sheet trimmed within plate mark on bottom edge.
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.5 x 34.7 cm, on sheet 25.6 x 41.8 cm.
Leaf 16 in volume 4.
- 1 print : sheet 24.5 x 35.8 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Folio 75 W87 807 v.4
- Collection Title
- V. 4. Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror.
- Collection/Other Creator
- Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809.
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1809
Etchings England London 1809
Annotations (Provenance) 19th century
- etching ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Topic)
England > 1809
England > London > 1809
Johnstone, Henry Arthur > Ownership
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