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Irish Peg in a rage. Make good the damage you dog, or I'll cut away your parsnip

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  • Title (object)

    • Irish Peg in a rage. Make good the damage you dog, or I'll cut away your parsnip
  • Description

    Satire: a woman sitting on the left selling cauliflowers from a basket, grabs the long tail of hair of a macaroni and pulls him backwards, since he has just knocked over her jar of beer. 29 May 1773
    Hand-coloured mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1773
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 349 millimetres
    • Width: 250 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title followed by line of speech, and publication line: "Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London. Publish'd as the Act directs [date erased]". Numbered "283" in lower left.
  • Curator's comments

    The date of publication is on another uncoloured and earlier impression in the BM (see 1877,1013.844)

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 4531 bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 undescribed bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures I p.113)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


DRAFT.  c.1770  Hand-coloured mezzotint

DRAFT. c.1770 Hand-coloured mezzotint

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