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A City Rout

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2004,0531.14

  • Title (object)

    • A City Rout
  • Description

    Satire on the newly rich of the City of London; an assembly with two overdressed elderly women in the foreground and, beyond, citizens and their wives playing cards and conversing with inelegant gestures; to left, an awkward footman carries a tray with a stand holding small dishes of sweetmeats; to right, a man and woman help themselves at a table laid with joints of meat and tankards of beer; on the far wall are three framed pictures - a map, a portrait of the Lord Mayor of London, and a picture of the Valiant London 'Prentice. 1772 Etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1772
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 312 millimetres
    • Width: 403 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title and production details: "Rt. St. G. M. pinxt./I.W.sculp/Pubd. accorg. to Act March 14th. 1772 by MDarly (39) Strand."
  • Curator's comments

    BMSat 5372, published 20 May 1776 from the same address, is a crude copy in reverse of this print. For the Valiant London 'Prentice, see S. O'Connell, The Popular Print in England, 1999, pp. 86-8 (with illus.) and p. 229, n.44

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 5372 (cf.) bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIIc Mounted Roy

  • Exhibition history

    2007 Jun-Nov, BM, Recent Acquisitions

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2004

  • Acquisition notes

    According to the vendor, this print had belonged to Cora and Benjamin Ginsburg, the New York antique and textile dealers, and parents of Henry Ginsburg (qv)

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2004,0531.14

Satire on the newly rich of the City of London; an assembly with two overdressed elderly women in the foreground and, beyond, citizens and their wives playing cards and conversing with inelegant gestures; to left, an awkward footman carries a tray with a stand holding small dishes of sweetmeats; to right, a man and woman help themselves at a table laid with joints of meat and tankards of beer; on the far wall are three framed pictures - a map, a portrait of the Lord Mayor of London, and a picture of the Valiant London 'Prentice. 1772  Etching

Satire on the newly rich of the City of London; an assembly with two overdressed elderly women in the foreground and, beyond, citizens and their wives playing cards and conversing with inelegant gestures; to left, an awkward footman carries a tray with a stand holding small dishes of sweetmeats; to right, a man and woman help themselves at a table laid with joints of meat and tankards of beer; on the far wall are three framed pictures - a map, a portrait of the Lord Mayor of London, and a picture of the Valiant London 'Prentice. 1772 Etching

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