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The vicar.

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The vicar.
  • Description

    A parson stands in profile to the left, holding a paper at which he glares angrily through a single eye-glass. Facing him impassively stands a yokel with tousled hair wearing a smock and gaiters, his hat under his arm, a tall stick in his left hand. The vicar wears an old-fashioned coat, high-quartered shoes, and a gaping waistcoat; a cocked hat, gloves, and cane, show an attempt at fashionable dress. The paper is inscribed: 'Tithe Table Greens . . . Carrots . . . T[urn]ips . . . Apples'. Beneath the design is etched:

    'Then the Vicar
    "Full of fees customary, with his burying gloves;
    "Jealous of his rights, and apt to quarrel;
    "Claiming his paltry penny farthing tithes
    "E'en at the Lawyers price' 1 December 1790 Etching and aquatint


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1790
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 362 millimetres
    • Width: 257 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: 'London bubd [sic] Decr 1. 1790 by W Holland N° 50. Oxford St'
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
    See BMSat 7777, &c.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 7778 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1790 Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat)  Etching and aquatint

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Etching and aquatint

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