Joanna Southcott the prophetess excommunicating the bishops [graphic].
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- Joanna Southcott the prophetess excommunicating the bishops [graphic].
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker
- Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1846, publisher.
- Published / Created
- [20 September 1814]
- Publication Place
- Pubd. Septr. 20th, 1814, by T. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside
"Joanna Southcott and Tozer drive before them a crowd of fat bishops, who flee to the right in wild confusion. She uses a birch-rod, he wields a flail, inscribed 'Revd Roger Towser's Flail'. Joanna holds by the toe the hindmost bishop, who wears a papal tiara. One has fallen to the ground, losing wig and crosier, another escapes over the former's body; two wear mitres. Several turn round to shriek defiance; one kicks out at Tozer, and uses his crosier as a weapon, another brandishes his wig. Joanna is plainly dressed, and wears a cap and spectacles; from her neck hangs a medallion inscribed 'I C' between two stars, with the words 'A Fac Simili of Joannas Seal'. Drapery streams behind her inscribed 'Elijah's Mantle' and 'Mohair'. Demons and serpents fly round the angry pair. She screams: "Lay it on hip and thigh Brave Towzer Smite the unbelievers--I put no more trust in Bishops as men, than I do in their Chariots and Horses, but my trust is in the Lord of Hosts." He shouts: "I'll well Dust their Woolsacks and make them drunk in my fury, I will bring down their strength to the earth." Behind them (left) is a chest (as in British Museum Satires No. 12333) inscribed 'Contents of the Sealing. The Sealed of the Lord--The Elect--To inherit the Tree of Life. To be made Heirs of God and Joint Heirs of [sic] with Jesus Christ--Joanna Southcott.' Beside it lie a goblet and 'Salver'. At her feet is an open book: 'Third Book of Wonders'. A serpent darts from left to right over the bishops."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Text below title: Know I told thee I should begin at the sanctuary I will cutt them all off, having already cutt off four bishops for refusing to hear her visitation.
Plate numbered "341" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 5.
Leaf 51 in volume 5.
- 1 print : plate mark 25 x 36 cm, on sheet 25.6 x 42 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Folio 75 W87 807 v.5
- Collection Title
- V. 5. 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 1814
Etchings England London 1814
- etching ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
Southcott, Joanna, 1750-1814
Tozer, William, approximately 1770-1828
- Subject (Topic)
Southcott, Joanna, 1750-1814 > Caricatures and cartoons
Tozer, William, approximately 1770-1828 > Caricatures and cartoons
England > 1814
England > London > 1814
Johnstone, Henry Arthur > Ownership
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