Bacon faced fellows of brazen nose, broke loose
- Bacon faced fellows of brazen nose, broke loose
The Fellows of Brasenose are drawn, with unusual unction, issuing from their Hall and through the archways of the Colleges, dressed in their academic guise, and pouring forth like a sable stream of erudition. The various expressions and attitudes of the 'big-wigs' are vastly well hit off; their diversified peculiarities of face or motion are full of comicality. These grave sons of the Church are not free from gallant considerations a buxom wench, with a basket of fruit slung round her shapely neck, is the centre of attraction ; the 'Bacon-faced Fellows' are crowded around, bargaining for her ware and leering at the seller with undisguised and clumsy admiration. A reflection is cast on the Vice- Chancellor, who is vainly endeavouring to steal into his apartments without being detected by the rest of the sly grinning Fellows, with a weighty folio under his arm, and followed by an engaging young fruiteress, a lump of rustic innocence, bearing her baskets, for better selection from the contents, to the seclusion of the Vice's study.
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
- Name on Item:
Boston Public Library
- Collection (local):
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827). Prints and Drawings
The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 5
- 1 print : hand-colored etching ; sheet 26 x 39 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
No. 111 Cheapside :
- 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
Title from item.
Grego, II, p. 115, 201
On item: 59
- Notes (object):
Bound in "The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror Vol. 5," the fifth volume in a set of five published under this title by Thomas Tegg. The five volumes contained 251 prints in all.