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Lucifer's new row-barge for first-rate passengers

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.3497

  • Title (object)

    • Lucifer's new row-barge for first-rate passengers
  • Description

    A copy of BM Satires 1714 with minor differences to the lettering including the words of the flogged man who now says, "I beseech ye Parliament no more Gold", the lettering on the snake which now reads, "The Snake yt lay in ye Grase now shews its Sting" and the mouth of hell which is lettered "Enter Beloved Cousin". The woodcut is printed on the front page of issue 1915 of 'The Weekly Journal or British Gazeteer' for Saturday 13 May 1721 in the masthead of which are two other woodcuts, one showing a postboy, the other a ship. Woodcut and letterpress

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1721
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 308 millimetres
    • Width: 170 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        With newspaper title at top, text within the image, and two columns of verse below. The letterpress is also printed on the verso.
  • Curator's comments

    J.Bell is the same man as cut the woodcut versions of Hogarth's Stages of Cruelty.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 1716 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.3497

Satirical woodcut, showing a man standing in a barge flanked by devils, printed on the front page of issue 1915 of 'The Weekly Journal or British Gazeteer' for 13 May 1721  Woodcut and letterpress

Satirical woodcut, showing a man standing in a barge flanked by devils, printed on the front page of issue 1915 of 'The Weekly Journal or British Gazeteer' for 13 May 1721 Woodcut and letterpress

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