Tregear's Black jokes , 1834
- Tregear's Black jokes : being a series of laughable caricatures on the march of manners amongst the Blacks : twenty plates.
- Alternate Title(s):
- Black jokes
- London : Published by G.S. Tregear, at his Humorous and Sporting Print Shop, Cheapside, 1834.
- Physical Description:
-  leaf, 20 leaves of plates : chiefly illustrations ; 27 x 37 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsFolio A 2018 3Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- "Derived from an American publication, Edward W. Clay's Life in Philadelphia of 1828-30, this series of flagrantly racialist engravings [Tregear's black jokes] grotesquely satirized the pretensions of the Black urban population."--Forrester, G. "Mapping a New Kingston: Belisario's Sketches of Character." In Barringer, T.J. Art and emancipation in Jamaica, pp. 78-79.
Plates engraved by Charles Hunt after W. Sommers.
Abbey, J.R. Life, 322
Barringer, T.J. Art and emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his worlds, pages 78-79
Black Victorians: Black people in British art 1800-1900, pages 25, 170
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in contemporary black quarter morocco and green cloth. Inscribed: "Mrs. Readett. The gift of her affectionate son, Wood [?] Readett, 31st Aug. 1835."
- 1. The Promenade -- 2. The Lady Patroness of Almacks -- 3. Marriage a la Mode -- 4. The Christening -- 5. Venus and Adonis -- 6. The Route -- 7. The Card Party -- 8. The Breaking Up -- 9. Othello / Desdemona Asleep -- 10. The Concert -- 11. Miss Whites Birth-day Party -- 12. The Lubbers Quarrel -- 13. Blackberrying -- 14. Don Juan and Zerline -- 15. Cinderella and the Black Prince -- 16. The Portrait -- 17. The First Lesson -- 18. The Advertisement -- 19. The Wedding Feast -- 20. The Elopement.
- Subject Terms:
- Blacks -- Great Britain -- Caricatures and cartoons.Blacks -- Great Britain -- Social conditions.Racism -- Great Britain.Readett, Mrs. -- Presentation inscription from Wood Readett.Readett, Wood. -- Presentation inscription to Mrs. Readett.
- Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1834.
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