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The triumphal procession of Merry Christmas to Hospitality Hall

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1948,0214.999

  • Title (object)

    • The triumphal procession of Merry Christmas to Hospitality Hall
  • Description

    Satire on gluttony and excessive drinking during Christmas: men eating large pieces of meat on carriage pulled by man and woman holding pikes, followed by naked man drinking seated on a barrel, all crowned with holly; group of children weaving their hats in the background. 25 December 1794
    Hand-coloured etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1794
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 330 millimetres
    • Width: 600 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and publication line: "London Pubd. by Willm. Holland No 50 Oxford Street Decemr. 25 1794 [...] Holland's Exhibition is now Open. Admittance One (?) Shilling".
  • Bibliography

    • Alexander 1998 149 bibliographic details
    • BM Satires undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1948

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1948,0214.999

Satire on gluttony and excessive drinking during Christmas: men eating large pieces of meat on carriage pulled by man and woman holding pikes, followed by naked man drinking seated on a barrel, all crowned with holly; group of children weaving their hats in the background.  25 December 1794    Hand-coloured etching

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Satire on gluttony and excessive drinking during Christmas: men eating large pieces of meat on carriage pulled by man and woman holding pikes, followed by naked man drinking seated on a barrel, all crowned with holly; group of children weaving their hats in the background. 25 December 1794 Hand-coloured etching

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