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The Wonder - or the Parson rejecting the Tenth! anticipated Sketch in Conought [Connaught].


Pub. by McCleary.

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: Design influenced by Charles William's print "A tenth rejected-or-the dandyfield coxcomb in a bandbox", published 10 April 1824 by John Fairburn, 2 Broadway, Ludgate Hill, London. See BM Satires 14646. This print lettered with title "The Wonder - or the Parson rejecting the Tenth! anticipated Sketch in Conought" with publication line l.r. [slightly rubbed] "Pub. by McCleary". This print depicts (at left of image) an Irish woman (wearing a white mob cap, a green coloured dress, a white apron and cloak of red material) approaching a Church of Ireland clergyman. She holds a large circular tin box, with the word "10th" written in black on the side, in which a miniature soldier wearing the uniform of the cavalry regiment the Tenth Royal Hussars stands (the uniform of the regiment is caricatured - a blue jacket with an extremely narrow waist, with a profusion of yellow braiding at the front of the jacket, a very high collar, his shako [hat] with a large plume projecting from it and voluminous trousers of bright red with a yellow stripe down the side). The soldier has a somewhat simian-like appearance. She says to the clergyman (in a speech bubble) "Please your Reverence, hearing you were collecting your Tithes, I've brought you the Tenth!!" The clergyman, who apart from white bands around his neck is very soberly dressed, entirely in black (with a black frock coat, black breeches and black gaiters with a black mortar board on his head), holds a volume under his left arm that says "Tithes" on the cover, expresses alarm and remarks "Take it away Woman, I never Tithe Monkeys!". The soldier says (to the clergyman) "what says that there Fellow".
Created: [Dublin] : McCleary, [n.d., ca. 1824-1825?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 20.5 x 18.2 cm., [cropped within plate mark] on sheet 25.6 x 19.7 cm., mounted on secondary sheet 31.7 x 23.6 cm.
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (67) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.