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Creator:
Print made by William Heath, 1795–1840, British
Published by Thomas McLean, 1788–1875, British
Title:

Who'll Have a Crown - Now's Your Time

Date:
1830
Medium:
Etching, hand-colored on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches (27.3 x 38.8 cm), Plate: 10 3/16 x 14 11/16 inches (25.8 x 37.3 cm), and Image: 8 3/8 x 12 13/16 inches (21.2 x 32.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, upper center: "WHO'LL HAVE A CROWN -- NOW'S YOUR TIME | You see Gentlemen I've got a head on my shoulders & wish to keep it there | well I think you are right not to take it -- shall I give it to O'Connell or Cobbet"; lettering lower left: "W Heath"; lower center: "Why there was a crown offered him : and being offered him, he put it by with the back of his hand, thus; vida Julius Caesar"; lettered lower right: "Publ May 29 1830 by T McLean | 26 Haymarket"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of David Doret, Yale BA 1968, and Linda Mitchell
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2010.27.6
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
caricature | crown | genre subject | humor | military uniform | parody | political | politicians | politics | running | satire
Associated People:
John Bull, fictitious epitomist of Englishness and British imperialism
Cobbett, William (1763–1835), political writer and farmer
O'Connell, Daniel (1775–1847), Irish nationalist leader
Leopold I (1790–1865), king of the Belgians
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:63567
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