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Object: Wetherell the fire-work maker.
Object: Wynford as Jack Ketch.
Object: Sugden the barber.
Object: Saint Perceval as Maw-worm.
Object: Lord Londonderry as Marmaduke Magog.
Series: Figaro in London
Vol. 1; No. 33; a letterpress paper consisting of four pages, headed with wood-engraved vignette and illustrated with six further cuts on the first, second and third pages. 21 July 1832
(1) vignette heading (BM Satires 16830), for description see 1870,1008.1468;
(2) WETHERELL THE FIRE-WORK MAKER. (17194)
As an artisan, in slovenly dress, he sits on a stool making fireworks. On the door: 'Weatherell Professor of Pyrotechny to the Corporation of Bristol' [see No. 16820, &c.]. He is surrounded by bundles of 'Squibs' and 'Rockets', by 'Crackers', boxes of 'Wild Fire, Inflammables', and 'Gunpowder', and a pile of 'Bristol Board'. (One of a set of unemployed Tories, cf. No. 16984, &c.)
(3) WYNFORD AS JACK KETCH. (17195)
Wynford (ex-CJ. of the Common Pleas), supported on crutches, gleefully watches the death-agonies of a cat which he has suspended from a gibbet.
(4) SUGDEN THE BARBER. (17196)
Sugden, holding a customer by the nose, flourishes a razor over his head. Cf. No. 16830.
(5) SAINT PERCEVAL AS MAW-WORM. (17197)
Perceval, dressed like Liston in Maw-Worm, leans from a cask, shouting with upturned eyes at 'the mob' (not depicted), to recommend abstinence. Dangling from his cask are loaves and large fishes. See No. 16943, &c.
(6) LYNDHURST. (17198)
Dressed as the waiter at the Horns Tavern, Highgate, see No. 8923, he holds a pole topped by a bull's horns, and holds out his hand, saying, 'So help me God, a shilling'. (He administers the accustomed oath.) On his cast shadow the horns appear to be on his own head. A gibe at his relations with his wife, cf. No. 15705.
(7) LORD LONDONDERRY AS MARMADUKE MAGOG. (17199)
Londonderry, in the costume of c. 1750 (in the play the 'Wreck Ashore'), sits on the ground, his wig awry, holding up a constable's staff. After playing low comedy in the Lords (cf. No. 17004) he will go on the stage, excelling in drunken parts and in idiots.
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Height: 286 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 220 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- In a bound volume containing "Figaro in London" Vols. I and II (1832-1833). Subsequent volumes (III, IV, V, VI and VII) are kept at 298*.a.20 to 22. For group record for Vols. I to VI see 1870,1008.1467-1937. Vol. VII is registered separately as 1982,U.4511.
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Associated Title: Figaro in London
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