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More of The Newry Girl. O! my dear Mother see what has befell me By wearing this da---ble [damnable] green!!! It's very well known I've been ROYALY batter'd I'm sure I'm not fit to be seen!!!

[graphic].

Pub.d by M Williamson, No. 36, Grafton St. [Dublin].

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: Lettered with title "More of The Newry Girl" and two lines of text "O! my dear Mother see what has befell me / By wearing this da---ble [damnable] green!!! / It's very well known I've been ROYALY batter'd / I'm sure I'm not fit to be seen!!!". Publication line "Pub.d by M Williamson, No. 36, Grafton St.". An attractive woman is depicted holding up the skirts of her dress to view her reflection and the green garter on her right leg in a mirror on the floor, underneath a table; another green garter ribbon lies on the floor of the room. A cat with a white and orange coat arches his back on seeing the reflection in the mirror. Her mother says (in a speech bubble) "O! daughter Jewel let us throw off this detested colour Orr [sic - a reference to William Orr, a United Irishmen who was executed in 1797] we may all be sent to Carrickfergus..". The mother holds up her hands in prayer as though pleading with her. In the left background through a door that is ajar, soldiers with bayonets can be seen. Caricature is a reference to incident that occurred in Newry where soldiers from the Scottish Fencible Regiment slashed the green garters of a woman who supported the United Irishmen, tied her skirt around her neck and paraded her in an exposed situation through the town of Newry. See Kevin Whelan's 'Fellowship of Freedom", published by Cork University Press, 1998.
Created: [Dublin] : M. Williamson, No. 36, Grafton St., [n.d., ca. 1797-1798?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 20.6 x 31.6 cm., platemark 23.4 x 33.1 cm., on sheet 27.8 x 42.3 cm..
Format: PRINTS & DRAWINGS
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (55) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.