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To Henry Hunt, Esqr. as chairman of the meeting assembled on St.. Peter's Field, Manchester on the 16th.. of August, 1819.

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1871,0812.5310

  • Title (object)

    • To Henry Hunt, Esqr. as chairman of the meeting assembled on St.. Peter's Field, Manchester on the 16th.. of August, 1819.
  • Description

    The title continues: 'and to the Female Reformers of Manchester and the adjacent Towns who were exposed to and suffered from the Wanton and Furious Attack made on them by that British Armed Force the Manchester and Cheshire Yeomanry Cavalry'. A view of the scene round the platform on 16 Aug. A woman holds a banner inscribed 'Manchester Female Reform' on which a female figure tramples on 'Coruption'. The other three banners on the platform are: U'niversal Suffrage'; 'Liberty or Death' [see No. 13279]; 'Universal Civil and Religious Liberty'. In the foreground a man with a banner on which is a female figure holding a sword is pursued by one of the yeomanry. All the banners are topped by a cap of Liberty. Many of the men on the ground and on the platform wear (green) leaves in their hats.
    1819
    Etching and aquatint

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1819
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 381 millimetres (cropped)
    • Width: 473 millimetres (cropped)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title and further lines
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
    See No. 13258, &c.; for the Female Reformers, No. 13257, &c.

    The full lettering, with complete dedication and the publication line of Richard Carlile, can be seen in an impression held by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG D42256): 'This Plate is dedicated / by their Fellow Labourer / Richard Carlile'; 'Published, Oct 1st, 1819, by Rd. Carlile, 55, Fleet Street, London.'

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  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 13263 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (History 1819 Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Peterloo Massacre
      1819
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1871

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1871,0812.5310

The title continues: 'and to the Female Reformers of Manchester and the adjacent Towns who were exposed to and suffered from the Wanton and Furious Attack made on them by that British Armed Force the Manchester and Cheshire Yeomanry Cavalry'. A view of the scene round the platform on 16 Aug. A woman holds a banner inscribed 'Manchester Female Reform' on which a female figure tramples on 'Coruption'. The other three banners on the platform are: U'niversal Suffrage'; 'Liberty or Death' [see No. 13279]; 'Universal Civil and Religious Liberty'. In the foreground a man with a banner on which is a female figure holding a sword is pursued by one of the yeomanry. All the banners are topped by a cap of Liberty. Many of the men on the ground and on the platform wear (green) leaves in their hats.  1819  Etching and aquatint

The title continues: 'and to the Female Reformers of Manchester and the adjacent Towns who were exposed to and suffered from the Wanton and Furious Attack made on them by that British Armed Force the Manchester and Cheshire Yeomanry Cavalry'. A view of the scene round the platform on 16 Aug. A woman holds a banner inscribed 'Manchester Female Reform' on which a female figure tramples on 'Coruption'. The other three banners on the platform are: U'niversal Suffrage'; 'Liberty or Death' [see No. 13279]; 'Universal Civil and Religious Liberty'. In the foreground a man with a banner on which is a female figure holding a sword is pursued by one of the yeomanry. All the banners are topped by a cap of Liberty. Many of the men on the ground and on the platform wear (green) leaves in their hats. 1819 Etching and aquatint

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