Posting in Ireland
C. Loraine Smith Esqr Pinxt [James Gillray]. Publish'd April 8th 1805, by H. Humphrey St James's Street.
|Main Creator:||Gillray, James, 1756-1815,|
BM Satires 10478; this satirical anti-Irish etching is a companion plate to BM Satire 10479, both of which reflect the attitude of a fox-hunting Leicestershire squire. A dilapidated post-chaise [roofed with thatch on which a cock is pecking, the wheels are broken and it is held together with rope] stands outside a ramshackle inn, the driver is seen to lash the horses while a boy lifts a pitch-fork to strike them but exhausted and malnourished they refuse to move. A barefooted women approaches them with a large red-hot poker while from within the post-chaise leans its’ occupant, who wears a ribbon and star and a night-cap; his feet have broken through the chaise and he threatens the driver with his cane - the latter's words are etched after the title: '"------"Forward immediately your Honour; But sure a'nt I waiting for the Girl with the Poker
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[London] : H. Humphrey, St James's Street., 8 April 1805.
Formerly held at PD 4388 TC.
Physical description: 1 print : hand coloured etching and acquatint, image 30.8 x 40.1, on sheet 33.8 x 42 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, V. 8, No. 10478.
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