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- Object: Durham mustard too powerfull for Italian capers, or the opera in an uproar
The Bishop of Durham strides across the footlights on to the stage, his left foot on the shoulder of one of the orchestra below. He wears a mitre and holds his crosier in both hands, as if to attack four danseuses holding garlands of roses who pirouette derisively. He says: "Avaunt the Satan, I fear the not assume whatever shape or form thou wilt I am determined to lay the thou black Fiend." The heads of some of the orchestra appear behind his left leg. A profile head on the extreme left says "Thats right down with them". Against the wall (left) are a carved satyr and a playbill: 'The Divil of a Lover - Hes much tlame' [to blame] and 'Peeping Tom' (by O'Keefe, 1784). The first was a musical farce played once only on 17 Mar. 1798, the second was first played on 13 Feb. 1798. Genest, vii. 360, 361. c.March 1798
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- 1798 (?)
Height: 245 millimetres
Width: 354 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
For Barrington and opera dancers see BMSat 9297, &c. Reissued by Tegg in 1807.
The print was reissued in 1807 by Thomas Tegg of 111 Cheapside (see 1851,0901.903).
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