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A Theological Antidote firing off the Lees of opposition.

[graphic].

Pub. by McCleary, 39 Nassau St.

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In Collection: Volume two of a collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: Lettered with title with publication line "Pub. by McCleary, 39 Nassau St." inscribed within platemark. This caricautre is a reference to an event that became known as "the Bottle Riot". On 14 December 1822 during a performance in the Theatre Royal, Hawkins St., Dublin of Oliver Goldsmith’s 'She Stoops to Conquer' attended by the Lord Lieutenant, Richard Colley Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley (1760-1842), Orangemen angered by what they perceived to be Wellesley's conciliation of Catholics (specifically Wellesley's ban on the annual celebrations and decoration of the statue of William III on College Green on 4 November by Orangemen), jeered him and a riot ensued after an empty bottle, the blade of a watchman’s rattle and an orange with a label 'No Popery' was thrown at him. The instigators of the riot were charged with attempted murder - firstly tried on the grounds of conspiracy to murder and attempted murder and when that case collapsed, tried on the grounds of conspiracy to riot and rioting, however the second case collapsed also.
Created: [Dublin : William McCleary, 39 Nassau St., n.d., ca. 1823].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand-coloured etching, image 20 x 31.4 cm., platemark 22.1 x 33.3 cm., on sheet 25.6 x 36.4 cm., mounted in album on sheet 27.8 x 37.2 cm..
Format: PRINTS & DRAWINGS
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 2 (6) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.