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Teague's Ramble at Charing Cross

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1860,0623.89

  • Title (object)

    • Teague's Ramble at Charing Cross
  • Description

    A drunken man walking from the left, supported by two women, the elder to right carrying his hat, the other reaching into his pocket with one hand, lit across the cobbles by a link-boy. 1747
    Mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1747
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 354 millimetres (trimmed?)
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image with the title, eight lines of verse "So rambling Teague, with Vacant Visage Joggs / Far from his Barren wilds, and Native boggs ... The raving rakehell finds too late his Loss / Then curses night intrigues and Charing Cross", and "J. Mc.Ardell Fecit / Publish'd according to Act of Parlmt. Aug 26 1747 / Sold by T. Jefferys at the Corner of St. Martins Lane Charing Cross and W. Herbert at the Golden Globe on London Bridge.".
  • Curator's comments

    According to Goodwin, the figure portrayed was suggested by the character of the Irishman Teague in Sir Robert Howard's comedy 'The Committee'. He adds that Andrew Miller, who was known to McArdell in Dublin, engraved a portrait of Joe Miller in the part, after a painting by Stoppelaer.

  • Bibliography

    • Russell 1926 169.II bibliographic details
    • Goodwin 1903 199 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 201 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1860

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1860,0623.89

A drunken man walking from the left, supported by two women, the elder to right carrying his hat, the other reaching into his pocket with one hand, lit across the cobbles by a link-boy.  1747  Mezzotint

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A drunken man walking from the left, supported by two women, the elder to right carrying his hat, the other reaching into his pocket with one hand, lit across the cobbles by a link-boy. 1747 Mezzotint

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