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The Tar's Triumph, or Bawdy-House Battery

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.3896

  • Title (object)

    • The Tar's Triumph, or Bawdy-House Battery
  • Description

    Satire on the Penlez riots of July 1749 when a number of brothels in the Strand area were wrecked by sailors; a street scene with prostitutes and their clients escaping from a building; a man is throwing objects from an upper window, including condoms, a birch, boxes of pills and patches and cosmetic aids; in the foreground, a prostitute and a sailor tussle for a bedsheet; to right, a bonfire of the brothel's fashionable furniture, an execution broadside and a number pamphlets; on the wall to left, an advertisement for Dr Rock's remedy for venereal disease. 1749
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1749
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 245 millimetres
    • Width: 334 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within image, and below with title and "C. Mosley Sculp./According to a late Act/Price 6d."
        Verso, inscribed in pencil, "July 1 1749".
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 3036 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Penlez Riots
      1749
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.3896

Satire on the Penlez riots of July 1749 when a number of brothels in the Strand area were wrecked by sailors; a street scene with prostitutes and their clients escaping from a building; a man is throwing objects from an upper window, including condoms, a birch, boxes of pills and patches and cosmetic aids; in the foreground, a prostitute and a sailor tussle for a bedsheet; to right, a bonfire of the brothel's fashionable furniture, an execution broadside and a number pamphlets; on the wall to left, an advertisement for Dr Rock's remedy for venereal disease. 1749   Etching

Satire on the Penlez riots of July 1749 when a number of brothels in the Strand area were wrecked by sailors; a street scene with prostitutes and their clients escaping from a building; a man is throwing objects from an upper window, including condoms, a birch, boxes of pills and patches and cosmetic aids; in the foreground, a prostitute and a sailor tussle for a bedsheet; to right, a bonfire of the brothel's fashionable furniture, an execution broadside and a number pamphlets; on the wall to left, an advertisement for Dr Rock's remedy for venereal disease. 1749 Etching

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