Geography bewitched! or, a droll caricature map of Ireland.
London: printed for Bowles & Carver, No. 69, St. Paul's Church Yard.
Satirical anti-Irish caricature [after Robert Dighton, see British Museum No. 1950,0808.4], cropped within plate mark featuring a witch-like woman in profile, [Hibernia] positioned as the map of Ireland, floating in mid-air, playing a harp. An infant is depicted on her shoulders, supported by her cloak - which is a red-coat [similar to that worn at the time by a British soldier]. Beneath her is a coastal landscape with a background of low mountains. Lettered with title followed by further text: "This portrait of Lady Hibernia Bull is humbly dedicated to her husband the great Mr. John Bull." and text within image, above image with publication line: 'Dighton del.' and 'London: printed for Bowles & Carver, No. 69, St. Paul's Church Yard.' Under the title: 'This Portrait of Lady Hibernia Bull is humbly dedicated to her Husband the great Mr John Bull'. [This 18th century etching famously influenced William Mecham's [pen name Tom Merry] colour chromolithographic map of Ireland, which depicted William Gladstone being strangled by Erin; this is held at NLI call number PD St Stephen's Review 1888 June 23 (A)].
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[London : Bowles & Carver, No. 69, St. Paul's Church Yard, n.d., ca. 1797].
Physical description: 1 print : hand-coloured etching ; image 18.1 x 16 cm., on sheet [cropped just within plate mark] 20.5 x 17 cm..
Citations/References: Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum by Mary Dorothy George, BM Satires 8399.
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