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- Object: Warren's black-rat blackings
Illustration in the newspaper 'A slap at slop', second edition. A rat (Charles Warren, of Chester-Place), standing on a Cheshire Cheese, looks at itself in the polished surface of a jack-boot (see No. 14220); its reflection wears a judge's wig. This is to be the reward of 'ratting', i.e. of flattery to George IV: 'By the first application of this varnish to BOOTS'. 2 August 1821
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Height: 34 millimetres
Width: 32 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
Charles Warren was appointed Chief Justice of Chester in 1819, the last holder of the office, abolished in 1830: 'Warren's Blacking' was much advertised.
For Dorothy George's account of the publication history of the woodcuts by George Cruikshank in A Slap at Slop and the Bridge Street Gang (BM Satires 14207-14232), see 1870,1008.1321.1.
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