A Morning Ride
- Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
- Sheet: 13 11/16 x 20 3/16 inches (34.7 x 51.2 cm), Plate: 12 13/16 x 19 5/16 inches (32.6 x 49 cm), Image: 10 7/8 x 18 15/16 inches (27.6 x 48.1 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "George IV attended by Colonel Mc_Mahon_"; lower right: "A black guard who always followed the Colonel to hold his horse | whe he dismounted, as he could not afford a groom"
Lettered, upper center: "A MORNING RIDE."; lower left: "Design'd by I:L:R.__Etched by J.s Gillray__"; lower center text divided into two columns, lower center left: " a | 'Yet aft a ragged Cowte's been known | b | 'to mak a noble Aiver; | 'So, Ye may doucely fill a Throne, | c | 'For a'their dish-ma-daver; | _a. A Colt _ b. A Horse _ c. Talk, or Bother_"; lower center right: " 'There, Him at Agincourt wha shone. | 'Few better were or braver; | 'An'yet wi'funny, queer sir John, | 'He was an unco shaver | 'For monie a day.' __ Burns.__"; lower right: "London, Published Feby 25th 1804 by H. Humphrey 27 St Jamess Street_"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art; Yale University Art Gallery Collection; Gift of Robert W. Carle
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- arches | boy | coats | cobblestones | colonel | columns | fences | genre subject | groom | guard | guards | historical subject | horses (animals) | house | humor | king (person) | lampposts | men | nobility | pediment | political | prince | reins | riding | running | satire | servants | street | top hats
- Associated People:
- George VI (1895–1952), King of England, succeeded on the abdication of Edward VIII
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