A Scene from the Beggars Opera the Principal Characters by his Majesty's Servants
- ca. 1805
- Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, textured, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 10 1/2 × 16 inches (26.7 × 40.6 cm), Plate: 9 3/4 × 13 7/8 inches (24.8 × 35.2 cm), and Image: 9 1/8 × 13 1/4 inches (23.2 × 33.7 cm)
Inscription in graphite on verso illegible
Lettered in image: "For my having violated an Act you see gentlemen | I am ordered to be disgraced_that the Speaker | should decieve me I am surprised. T'is a plain | proof that the World is all alike and that even our Gang | can no more trust one another than other | people_therefor Gentlemen look well to | yourselves for in all | probability you may | escape some months longer | We are heartily sorroy Captain | for your misfortune_but t'is | what we must all come to."; lettered below image: "Argus del't. Pub'd by C. Knight Lambeth | No. 22 and sold at No. 7 Cornhill | a Scene from the BEGGARS OPERA the Principal Characters by his Majestys Servants.".
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
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Print made by Charles Williams, active 1796–1830, British, A Scene from the Beggars Opera the Principal Characters by his Majesty's Servants, ca. 1805
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