Anacreonticks in full song
etch'd by Wm. Brocas
|Main Creator:||Brocas, William, ca. 1794-1868, artist|
Eight elderly topers around a table drinking and smoking, one standing in song. A portrait of Anacreon is on the wall. Above the design "Whilst snug in our club-room we jovially twine - the myrtle of Wenus with Bacchus's wine". This is a quotation from the constitutional song of the Anacreontic Society sung after the supper which followed the fortnightly concert. This was a fasionable society to which the prince of Wales belonged.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
|Published / Created:||
[Dublin] Publish'd by J. Sidebotham, 24 Lower Sackville Street [ca. 1814]
The publication date is ca. 1814 as J. Sidebotham is listed at the Sackville Street address up to this date and W. Brocas is unlikely to have executed the print much earlier
Physical description: 1 print etching, hand col. image 21.6 x 28.7 cm., on sheet 25.2 x 32.9 cm.
Citations/References: Original Gillray print in BMC, 9764.
Etching by William Brocas RHA after a work by James Gillray.
|Call Number||View in||Collection|
|PD 2173 (TX) 10||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|
Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland