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The York March

The York March

Item Information

Title:
The York March
Description:
The stout Duke of York has turned his sturdy back on his fair enslaver, declaring, 'If I must march, I must ; however, I shall leave my Baggage behind me!' The principal cause of the exposure may be laid to the Duke's account. He declined, as has been mentioned, to keep his word in respect to an allowance of four hundred a year, which, there appears no doubt, he had promised to make the lady, if her conduct, after his desertion, was such as to merit his approval. Mrs. Clarke, who is dressed precisely as she appeared at the bar of the House of Commons, is thus reproaching the York deserter. The storm which was raised during the enquiry into the abuses of privilege in the administration of the army and Half-Pay Fund, and threatened to deprive the Duke of his office as Commander-in-Chief, only hardened his resolution to do nothing for this Ariadne, who, however, to do her justice, showed herself well able to defend her own interests, and to pay back her defamers in their own coin.
Artist:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Date:
March 5, 1809
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Satires (Visual works)
Location:
Boston Public Library
Arts Department
Collection (local):
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). Prints and Drawings
Series:
The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 4
Subjects:
Princes
Generals
Mistresses
Nobility
Frederick Augustus, Prince, Duke of York and Albany, 1763-1827
Clarke, Mary Anne, 1776?-1852
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:
London, 111 Cheapside : T. Tegg
Notes (acquisition):
The Albert H. Wiggin Collection, 1941
Notes (date):
Date from item.
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, 149-50
Notes (object):
Bound in "The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 4," the fourth 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_000507
Barcode:
36666003273147