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Bacon faced fellows of brazen nose, broke loose

Bacon faced fellows of brazen nose, broke loose

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Title:
Bacon faced fellows of brazen nose, broke loose
Description:
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.
Artist:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Name on Item:
Rowlandson Del
Date:
March 1811
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. 5
Subjects:
Students
Teachers
Crowds
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 : Tho's 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, 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.
Language:
English
Identifier:
18_03_000543
Barcode:
36666003263155