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The Rake's-Progress at the University.-No 5.-

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  • Title (object)

    • The Rake's-Progress at the University.-No 5.-
  • Description

    See BMSat 10639. The undergraduate, cap in hand, stands with bent head facing a table at the opposite end of which stands the Master, obese, drink-blotched, and angry, delivering sentence. Six Fellows stand at the table, three a side, all glaring at the culprit, and much caricatured. A gaiter lies on the table. At the door, and immediately behind the undergraduate, stands a college servant, his hand on the door-handle, holding a long wand (like that held by the butler of Trinity College, Cambridge, in BMSat 7017). The room is bare with a panelled wall, the only furniture the table and a carved armchair behind the Master. After the title:

    'Convened for wearing Gaiters - sad offence!
    Expelled - nor e'en permitted a defence.' 22 October 1806
    Hand-coloured etching, slightly aquatinted


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  • Date

    • 1806
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 250 millimetres
    • Width: 358 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

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        Lettered with title and publication line 'Publish'd October 22d 1806-by Hh. Humphrey- No27 St James's Street London.'
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
    Reproduced, Amy Cruse, 'The Englishman and his books in the early nineteenth century', 1930, p. 110.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 10643 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 22 October 1806.  Hand-coloured etching.

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 22 October 1806. Hand-coloured etching.

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