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Title(s):

A trip to town.

Additional Title(s):

Mister O'Squat and Widow Shanks

Misadventures of a pair of newlyweds who leave the country for the superior pleasures and society of London

Published/Created:
London : Published by W. Sams, bookseller to His R.H. the Duke of York, No. 1 St. James's St. 1823.
Physical Description:
12 joined sheets : hand-colored etchings ; sheets end-to-end 14 x 788 cm (scoll format)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC1475 .M57 1823 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Prints
Notes:
Description based on a digitized copy at Princeton University and copy offered for sale (2013) by David Brass Rare Books. Title from the latter, which bears an illustrated title label on the publisher's original wooden drum; the imprint on the drum label is dated 1823. Both copies also bear an engraved imprint (without title) preceding the first panel, dated 1822.
Attributed variously to Theodore Lane or Thomas Rowlandson.
12 satirical scenes with doggerel verse: "Mister L'Squat quite full of life"; "The heyday of their honey-moon"; "Pitched in the pond"; "Lolling on bench"; "Gluttons of the east"; "At the concerts"; "At billiards"; "At the masquerade"; "Promenade"; "At a grand review"; "Crowds of creditors"; "The hour of tribulations."
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 50
BAC: British Art Center copy imperfect; lacks: "At the Concerts", "At a Grand Review", "Crowds of Creditors", and "At the Masquerade." All sheets are loose (unattached).
Subject Terms:
Caricatures and cartoons -- Pictorial works.
Marriage -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Wit and humor, Pictorial.
Form/Genre:
Etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1823.
Caricatures.
Contributors:
Lane, Theodore, 1800-1828, attributed name.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, attributed name.
Sams, William, publisher.
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