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Justice mittimus at loss a how to act in this affair

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1861,0518.990

  • Title (object)

    • Justice mittimus at loss a how to act in this affair
  • Description

    A clerical J.P., ugly and elderly, sits full-face in a high-backed arm-chair, looking towards a demure young girl (left), who stands in profile to the right. His face is contorted with perplexity; the position of his feet indicates acute uncertainty. A man seated behind her on the extreme left listens intently through an ear-trumpet. An ugly and satyr-like man stands beside the Justice's chair. Three similar men, and an old and bedizened woman, are seated by a table on the right, listening with amusement. Beneath the title: 'My Dear little Girl what have you been about, they say you are pregnant - I really dont know your Worship - Some Wicked Wretch is the Cause of this report - But If I have done any thing amiss Sir, I am sure I was Dreaming'. L. & W., No. 105. 12 May 1794
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1794
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 200 millimetres
    • Width: 249 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, text below image and publication line: "Published 12th. May, 1794. by LAURIE & WHITTLE, N°.53, Fleet Street London."
  • Bibliography

    • Laurie & Whittle Quarto Drolls 1795 105 bibliographic details
    • BM Satires 8575 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Post-binder)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1861

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1861,0518.990

A clerical J.P., ugly and elderly, sits full-face in a high-backed arm-chair, looking towards a demure young girl (left), who stands in profile to the right. His face is contorted with perplexity; the position of his feet indicates acute uncertainty. A man seated behind her on the extreme left listens intently through an ear-trumpet.   An ugly and satyr-like man stands beside the Justice's chair. Three similar men, and an old and bedizened woman, are seated by a table on the right, listening with amusement. Beneath the title: 'My Dear little Girl what have you been about, they say you are pregnant - I really dont know your Worship - Some Wicked Wretch is the Cause of this report - But If I have done any thing amiss Sir, I am sure I was Dreaming'. L. & W., No. 105. 12 May 1794  Etching

A clerical J.P., ugly and elderly, sits full-face in a high-backed arm-chair, looking towards a demure young girl (left), who stands in profile to the right. His face is contorted with perplexity; the position of his feet indicates acute uncertainty. A man seated behind her on the extreme left listens intently through an ear-trumpet. An ugly and satyr-like man stands beside the Justice's chair. Three similar men, and an old and bedizened woman, are seated by a table on the right, listening with amusement. Beneath the title: 'My Dear little Girl what have you been about, they say you are pregnant - I really dont know your Worship - Some Wicked Wretch is the Cause of this report - But If I have done any thing amiss Sir, I am sure I was Dreaming'. L. & W., No. 105. 12 May 1794 Etching

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