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A Military Set down or Thistle between two Roses


Dub.n Pub.d by M Williamson, 36 Grafton St. [Dublin].

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: Lettered with title "A Military Set down or Thistle between two Roses" with publication line "Dub.n Pub.d by M Williamson, 36 Grafton St.". An young woman is depicted with her skirts pulled up; she ties them with a bright green ribbon around her neck, leaving her legs exposed, where she wears a garter of bright green around her right leg. She wears a mob cap of bright green material on her head and holds a grenadier bearskin hat. Two leering soldiers are depicted - one standing in front of her, exposes his bottom while another stands immediately behind her. The both are engaged in picking up the bayonets, which lie side by side on the ground (and which she will be expected to sit on as they carry her through the street). In the left background is a front door to a house; the knocker has a lion's face on it. 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, 36 Grafton St., [n.d., ca. 1797-1798?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 17.6 x 25.2 cm., platemark 19.7 x 27.5 cm., on sheet 25 x 39.4 cm..
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (58) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.