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Now seated in my glory. Vide Mr. Matthews's mail coach.

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1865,1111.2041

  • Title (object)

    • Now seated in my glory. Vide Mr. Matthews's mail coach.
  • Description

    A coachman standing dramatically at the front of his coach, the reins in his left hand, the whip raised high in his right, another man standing to the back blowing a horn, the coach marked with a royal coat of arms, the royal monogram 'GR', and 'Glasgow'.
    Hand-coloured etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1795-1811
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 169 millimetres (cropped)
    • Width: 240 millimetres (cropped)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title and 'Cruikshank del'
  • Curator's comments

    The reference is to the popular play 'The mail-coach', written by Prince Hoare and performed by the actor Charles Mathews (first performed in 1795). See BMSat 11698, an 1821 reissue of an 1810 Isaac or George Cruikshank heading to printed verses from the play.

  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: The mail-coach
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1865

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1865,1111.2041

A coachman standing dramatically at the front of his coach, the reins in his l hand, the whip raised high in his r, another man standing to the back blowing a horn, the coach marked with a royal coat of arms, the royal monogram 'GR', and 'Glasgow'.  Hand-coloured etching

Recto

A coachman standing dramatically at the front of his coach, the reins in his l hand, the whip raised high in his r, another man standing to the back blowing a horn, the coach marked with a royal coat of arms, the royal monogram 'GR', and 'Glasgow'. Hand-coloured etching

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