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- Object: The miss-taken way to Man-chester-
Calcraft and a handsome woman taller than himself walk (right to left) on a country road. He takes her right hand in his. She wears a fur-bordered pelisse and feathered bonnet, and holds an umbrella and reticule. She looks down to ask What Craft are you? He answers, adapting the words of Coriolanus (v. iii):
"A worn out Actor now,
"I have forgot my part and am out.
"even to full disgrace.
One arm of a signpost beside them points (left) To Wareham, towards a country house; the other, To Chester Common (the last word in larger letters), points downwards to the lady. On the right and walking in the opposite direction are two young girls, evidently daughters of Calcraft; they look over their shoulders; one exclaims: Oh this disgrace will break my heart!! The other adds: And mine too!!!
14 December 1822
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Height: 246 millimetres
Width: 349 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
The lady is Miss Eliza Chester, a very pretty actress. "Old Mr. Calcraft. . . when he wanted to marry her, was going to Man-chester.' John Bull, 9 Oct. 1825. See No. 14174.
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