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British Museum No. 7493“A spirited horse, wearing the feathers of the Prince of Wales in his headband, stands on his hind legs, a pen in his fore-foot, writing a letter while Sheridan (r.) guides the p...

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  • British Museum No. 7493“A spirited horse, wearing the feathers of the Prince of Wales in his headband, stands on his hind legs, a pen in his fore-foot, writing a letter while Sheridan (r.) guides the pen; his blinkers cover his eyes. Sheridan, who leans across the table in profile to the 1., holds the paper: to Mr. Pi[tt] .... An ape with the (simian) features of Lord Derby squats on the table behind Sheridan, reading a paper : Rough Draft of the Letter and saying Hear hear hear. On the extreme 1. appear the profile, hands, and one foot of Weltje, saying. By Got he vill teach de Orse to speak. Under the table is a circular rat-trap, in which are five rats with quasi-human faces. After the title is etched : NB He is in training for sei} other useful Purposes y Also a very curious Monkey ^ who can read & write a little y & imitates the human voice. Also several very extraordinary Rats from Holland Buckinghamshire Wilton Poole and other Places.” (Source: George)
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Publisher
Collection title
  • Robinson Collection of Caricatures
Medium
  • ink
Support
  • paper (fiber product)
Language
Culture
  • Irish
Provenance
  • Presented to the Library of Trinity College Dublin in 1996 by Nicholas K. Robinson.
Subject
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Genre
  • Caricatures
  • prints (visual works)
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • OLS CARI-ROB 384
Location
  • Early Printed Books, Trinity College Library, Dublin
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Last modified
  • 14/07/2020
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Source
  • 0042626
Digital Object Id
  • OLS-CARI-ROB_0384

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