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Print made by Charles Williams, active 1796–1830
Published by Charles Knight, 1743–c.1826
The Finishing Kick Out of the Privy Council
Materials & Techniques:
Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 17 1/4 × 10 7/8 inches (43.8 × 27.6 cm), Plate: 13 7/8 × 9 3/4 inches (35.2 × 24.8 cm), Image: 12 7/8 × 9 1/4 inches (32.7 × 23.5 cm)

Watermak: HALL & TAPLIN

Lettered upper center: "I confess, and I am asham'd to confess it, that I did advise this step of kicking out | my Honest worthy old friend Harry, but not without a bitter pang, which has given me | the gripes of compassion and the belly ach of pity_no more shall we Pyllades and Orestes like set side | by side_no more shall we the Port and Sherry swig_my hope | is gone, my joys are fled. _ Harry farewell, now Billy is | Wretch inded. | What, what, what, not like to go out I shall go. 'shall go.' | been here long enough. heard a report, deceitfull servant, go! go! go! | Ah geude your M.__ ha merey do no kick so hard. _ I'll ge | bock the siller an you'll tak me in again."; lettered lower center: "Argus del,t | THE FINISHING KICK_OUT_of the P----y_Council | Pul'd by C Knight Lambeth | and sold at no. 7 Cornhill".

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
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