Scandal refuted, or Billinsgate virtue [graphic]
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- Scandal refuted, or Billinsgate virtue [graphic]
- Alternative Title
Scandal refuted, or Billingsgate virtue
- Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker
- Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1846, publisher.
- Published / Created
- Publication Place
- Pubd. 1818 by Thos. Tegg, 111 Cheapside, London
"Two burly Billingsgate women confront each other on the quay in a verbal contest; spectators stand round. One (left) says: "Katty you had better hould your tongue and dont make me spake out, for you know I can blow you up, becase I know what myself I know!!--" The other retorts, hands on hips: "To the Devil I bob you for a new Year's gift! what do I regard you or any varmint like you; I know I am both a Wh . . . and a thief; and barring that, I defy you to say black is the white of my eye!!!--" An older woman smoking a pipe turns to another, saying, "Ah by Jasus Katty may say that! for excepting my poor Judy, that was hung for only taking care of a gontleman's gould watch, there is not a better girl in the Markett!" Behind (left) are the masts and sails of fishing-smacks, with men landing baskets of fish and carrying them from the waterside. A Dutchman smoking a pipe is the most prominent and interested of the spectators. On the right are market buildings."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Two lines of quoted verse following title: "Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, "thou shalt not escape calumny. Shake.
Plate numbered "312" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 5.
Also issued separately.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.6 x 35.1 cm, on sheet 25.6 x 41.8 cm.
Leaf 10 in volume 5.
- 1 print : sheet 24 x 35 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.
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