The head of the family in good humour [graphic]
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- The head of the family in good humour [graphic]
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [15 January 1809]
- Publication Place
- By Thomas Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside
"John Bull, a hideously carbuncled 'cit', looks down grinning at a semicircle of men on a much smaller scale who surround his half-length figure. They are (left to right) Napoleon, wearing a huge bicorne, who looks up to say 'Ships. Colonies and Commerce'. A man in military uniform, quite unlike Alexander, his back to Napoleon, says: "Russian Vengeance attend John Bull. A fat Dutch burgher puffs smoke towards John, saying, III eternally smoke him". A scowling man in civilian dress with tousled hair says: "Let him tremble at the name of America". Prussia, a handsome military officer in place of the damaged soldier who after Tilsit represented Frederick William III in English caricature, says: "Beware of Prussia". A similar officer (Francis I) says: "Austria will never Pardon him". A Spaniard wearing a cocked hat says: "Spanish Fury overtake him". A scowling face says: "Let him beware of Denmark". John says: "Dont make such a riot you little noisy Brats, all your bustle to me is no more than a storm in a Chamber pot"."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Probably a later state; first half of imprint appears to have been burnished from plate.
Date of publication from British Museum catalogue and Grego.
Plate numbered "131" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 2.
Also issued separately.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Prussia -- America.
1 print : etching with stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 34.8 x 24.6 cm, on sheet 41.8 x 25.6 cm.
Leaf 93 in volume 2.
- 1 print : sheet 36 x 24.2 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Folio 75 W87 807 v.2
- Collection Title
- V. 2. 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 1809
Etchings England London 1809
Annotations (Provenance) 19th century
- etching with stipple ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
- Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821
- Subject (Topic)
- John Bull (Symbolic character)
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 > Caricatures and cartoons
John Bull (Symbolic character) > Caricatures and cartoons
England > 1809
England > London > 1809
Johnstone, Henry Arthur > Ownership
Riviere & Son > Binding
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley > Ownership
Harvey, Francis > Ownership
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