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The Newry Girl. Plate 1


Dubn Pub.d b[y] M Williamson, Grafton St. [Dublin].

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: Lettered with title "The Newry Girl" and publication line "Pub.d by M Williamson, No. 36, Grafton St.". An young woman is depicted with her skirts pulled up and tied with a green ribbon over her head, leaving her exposed. Behind her stand soldiers with bayonets. Three men view the scene, laughing and jeering, accompanied by a dog who stands on his hind legs. In the left background is a building with a door ajar; upstairs a woman stands at an open window, wringing her hands, her bodice undone. Two satirical notices are attached to the outside of the building. One reads "The Victim / A new piece never performed before..." and beneath this a broadside for a theatre in Belfast "Comedy of laugh when you can...which will be added...Virgin Unmasked". This caricature is a reference to incident that occurred in Newry in 1797 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, Grafton St., [n.d., ca. 1797-1798?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 18 x 25.5 cm., platemark 19.7 x 27.3 cm., on sheet 39.1 x 25.4 cm..
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (56) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.