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- Object: Mr. and Mrs. Vite's journey to Vindsor and Vest Vickam Von Vitsunday.
Heading to printed verses: 'Written and composed by Mr. Rhodes; and Sung with unbounded Applause by Mr. Dowton, of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in his Entertainment of Summer-Amusement'. A river scene, with Windsor Castle in the background (left). A boatman standing in a punt has fished from the water a 'cit's' wig, while another holds a grappling-iron. A fat woman on the bank throws up her arms at sight of the wig. Two 'Eaton boys', arm-in-arm in the background, watch the woman. Some 'vanton Eaton boys' had 'popt Vite in the vater'. He was drowned.
Plate numbered 490.
1808, as re-issued on 13 January 1818
Etching with letterpress
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Height: 183 millimetres
Height: 295 millimetres
Width: 230 millimetres (platemark)
Width: 242 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
The subject was illustrated by G. Cruikshank, 'Universal Songster', i, 1825, p. 129. Cf. No. 10471.
The serial numbers show that they were first published in 1808, though here represented by reissues.
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