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- Object: A Jesuit Displaid
Jesuit represented in profile to left as composite figure made up of basket, Guy Fawkes's lantern, Judas's purse, brushes, keys, feathers and other objects. c.1682-85
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Height: 448 millimetres
Width: 308 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Several addresses in the Strand area are recorded for Tooker between 1664 and 1681, but the Globe and Half Moon is not among them. It is likely that he issued this print around the latter date when anxiety was rife over the likely succession to the throne of the Roman Catholic James II; Jesuit priests working incognito were seen as the advance guard of popery. This composite figure is made up of the tools of the trades with which the Jesuit might disguise himself - gardener, groom or cook.
The image is based closely on a contemporary Parisian print of a serving man published by Langlois and itself derived from an allegory of agriculture by Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-93).
Literature: M.Jones 'The Print in Early Modern England: An Historical Oversight', New Haven and London, 2010, pp.124.
The pair of winged horns above the composite figure's head relate to the Jesuit's supposedly rapine behaviour, in the past this slur was usually directed at representatives of the medicant orders. The verse does refer to the figure as 'This wandring Father'.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 Oct-Dec, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Popular Print in England
2001 Feb-April, Glasgow, Hunterian AG, Popular Print in England
2001 April-June, Manchester, Whitworth AG, Popular Print in England
2001 June-Aug, Bradford, Cartwright Hall, Popular Print in England
2010 June-Sep, London, Tate Britain, Rude Britannia: British Comic Art
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