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Paris dilligence

Paris dilligence

Item Information

Title:
Paris dilligence
Description:
The diligence is starting from a massively built and handsome innyard, the sign of the Cog en Pate. The 'machine' is a cumbersome vehicle, clumsy and heavy to an incredible degree. Through the unglazed spaces for windows are seen the occupants, who are travelling Pariswards : an assortment of corpulent and shaven monks, peasant women, and an old veteran with a formidable pigtail ; a fashionable lady in feathers is ogling a beau wearing a powdered wig and enormous solitaire. The roof itself is also loaded ; another fat friar, with shaven poll, is reading his book, over which is peeping a debonnaire damsel of redundant charms, who is flirting a gigantic fan ; an officer, with an enormous cocked-hat and a massive club, has his hands in a muff of pantomimic magnitude ; by his side is a lively grisette, with a parasol ; another officer is reclining behind.
Artist:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Name on Item:
Rowlandson Del. Etch'd by Rowlandson
Date:
[1810?]
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Caricatures
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). Prints and Drawings
Series:
The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 2
Subjects:
Stagecoaches
Horses
Monks
Soldiers
Places:
FranceIle-de-France (region)Paris
Extent:
1 print : hand-colored etching ; sheet 26 x 39 cm
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Publisher:
No. 111 Cheapside : T. Tegg
Notes (acquisition):
The Albert H. Wiggin Collection, 1941
Notes (date):
Date from catalogue raisonné.
Notes (citation):
Grego, Joseph. "Rowlandson the caricaturist; a selection from his works with anecdotal descriptions of his famous caricatures, in two volumes." London: Chatto and Windus, 1880
Notes:
Title from item.
Grego, II, p. 115, 187-8
On item: 19
Notes (object):
Bound in "The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 2," the second volume in a set of five published under this title by Thomas Tegg. The five volumes contained 251 prints in all.
Language:
English
Identifier:
18_03_000393
Barcode:
36666003262595