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- Object: The strollers progress Plte 5th
From a set of six plates illustrating the life of J. P. Kemble, 'Black Jack'. The title continues: After Playing at Soldiers about six weeks Black Jack gets drunk at Mr *****s Hammersmith —Knocks down the poor Coachman & Footman & Staggers Home. Kemble, fashionably dressed, bestrides a footman who lies screaming on the ground, and seizes by the neck-cloth a coachman, threatening him with his fist. The man screams and puts up his hands. On the right a fashionable carriage with lowered steps is partly visible, the front being cut off by the margin. On the left is an open front door. There is a cloudy night-sky.
9 November 1809
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Height: 251 millimetres
Width: 347 millimetres
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- (Description from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
Plate 1 is a scene in a poverty-stricken room, in which Kemble's father, Roger, as a barber, dresses a wig, while he (John) talks to his mother; Sarah, Stephen, Charles, and a younger sister are variously occupied. Plate 4. Kemble, now rich (and a crypto-Catholic), takes the oath of allegiance as a Captain of Volunteers in St. Giles's Church, trampling on the Test Act. Plate 6. Kemble rides along the Road to Ruin, with many emblems of the O.P. riots.
Reid, Nos. 91-6. Cohn, No. 2009. Any one of the six is sometimes found as a frontispiece to The Rise, Progress, and Termination of the O.P. War, pub. Tegg, 1810 (Cohn, No. 786). That to the Print Room copy is No. 11427 (uncoloured).
The '5th' in the title has been altered in pen to '1st' on an impression in 'Caricatures', vii. 50.
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