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The Progress of the 10th with Nobody in Ireland!

[graphic].

Pub. by McCleary.

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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: Lettered with title "The Progress of the 10th with Nobody in Ireland!" with publication line "Pub. by McCleary". This print is a Dublin copy of BM Satires 14643 ["Heroic Exploits of the Tenth with Nobody", a print by Charles Williams, published April 1824 by John Fairburn, 2 Broadway, Ludgate Hill, London], but differently arranged and drawn, with the lines bordering the separate designs in BM Satires 14643 omitted. At top left, in the first scene, an officer from the cavalry regiment the Tenth Royal Hussars catches his spurs on the skirt of a woman's ballgown. The soldier remarks "The 10th Insult nobody!" while she exclaims "Oh the Wretch / respects Nobody, he has / torn my gown!". Engraved underneath the scene is the caption "Nobody insulted by the Tenth!". In the second scene, a figure (who appears to lack a torso) wears a mask, a fire extinguisher on his head, brandishes a sabre [sword] and holds a small round shield (with a spike at the centre); he runs after a terrified hussar, who loses his shako [hat] from his head in his eagerness to escape. Engraved underneath the scene is the caption "The 10th Run from Nobody". In the third scene, at left a young woman, smiling, pirouettes on one foot as she lifts the skirt of her ball gown; opposite a hussars, dances with both of his arms extended - but not towards her. Engraved underneath the scene is the caption "The 10th Daunce with Nobody!" [The spelling 'Daunce' probably connotes English pronunciation 'dahnce', in contrast with the Irish pronunciation of the word 'dannce']. Bottom right, an officer from the Tenth Royal Hussars engages in a duel with Nobody, a laughing man wearing a large top-hat and strapped trousers of blue coloured material. He fires his pistol at the hussar's head, saying "don't be afraid. Nobody's / Firing at you!". Engraved underneath the scene is the caption "The 10th Fight with Nobody!". At bottom right, an officer from the Tenth Royal Hussars, seated, plays a game of cards with a gentleman sitting opposite who has a sneering look on his face. He remarks to the officer "Why look so sour; / Nobody can beat you at cards!". Engraved underneath the scene is the caption "The 10th Play Cards with Nobody!".
Created: [Dublin : William McCleary, n.d., ca. 1824].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured etching, image 15.3 x 25.6 cm., platemark 17.5 x 25.6 cm., on sheet 28 x 46 cm..
Format: PRINTS & DRAWINGS
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (73) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.