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- Object: The restive Pegasus. Or the dramatic author foiled in his attempt to ascend Parnassus
See BMSat 10332. A man in ragged but quasi-fashionable dress rides (r. to left.) an ass through a river which flows past a steep mountain. The animal jibs, with ears set back; the rider raises a whip in each hand. He wears, and uses, three pairs of spurs, and attached to his shoulders and to the ass is a monstrous pile of bladders inscribed respectively 'Repartee', 'Nonsensical Verses', 'Catastrophe', 'Sentiment', 'Blasphemies', 'Puns', 'Duels', 'Double Entendres', 'Metaphors', 'Ghosts', 'Melting Speeches', 'Squibs', 'Dialogue', 'Daggers Poisons'. 2 January 1804
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Height: 177 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 210 millimetres (cropped)
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
'Caricatures', viii. 87.
As George suggests, this imprint is perhaps a reissue of a plate published by Howitt in 1801.
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