To show virtue her own feature. Scorn her own image.
T.I. Mulvany delt.; H. Brocas sc.
|Main Creator:||Brocas, Henry, 1762-1837, engraver|
This illustration was published as a plate in 'The Dublin satirist', Volume I (issued in November 1809). The illustration represents satire, whose function is "to show vice her own deformity". A gentleman is shown looking at a mirror, which is held by a satyr - his reflection shows him as half man, half beast. The figure of Justice appears in clouds in the background with the words "To show virtue her own feature. Scorn her own image".
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Plate in: The Dublin satirist, Vol.I (November 1809)
Physical description: 1 print : etching, 23.2 x 14 cm..
Citations/References: Butler, P. Brocas collection p. 117.
Attributed to Henry Brocas Senior, after a work by Thomas James Mulvaney
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