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An Irish Howl No XIV Public Deposited

British Museum No. 9350“On the extreme r. the Devil holds up a canvas, le Tableau Parlant, which terrifies twelve Irishmen grouped round an oblong table. In their alarm the heavy table has been overtur...

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  • British Museum No. 9350“On the extreme r. the Devil holds up a canvas, le Tableau Parlant, which terrifies twelve Irishmen grouped round an oblong table. In their alarm the heavy table has been overturned, some are on the ground, others (1.) flee in terror. The Devil, who looks round the edge of his picture, wears a bonnet-rouge inscribed Anarchy; labels hang from his horn: Blasph[emy] and Parracide. He says Stew it well — It cannot be Overdone for you and me. In the picture, Irish Stew I A Favourite Dish for French Palates, two French soldiers super- intend the boiling of a Revolutionary Pot, in which stand three naked Irishmen shrieking for mercy; one says: Liberty of being Stewed; the other. Equality — all to be stewed en Masse. Above the table five harpies fly off with a tattered cloth inscribed Map of Ireland. They are intended for the Directors, three having belts inscribed Tallien (not a Director), Barras, and Le Paux. On the table is a paper, United Irishmen. The Irishmen make gestures of terror or despair. Most look at the picture, one looks upwards, saying: Poor Erin How thourt torn to pieces by these five Harpies. A fugitive looks round to say What your own A. O Connor too! A lawyer ( ? Curran) : So much for Republicani[sm] and glorious Independence!” (Source: George)
Creator
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
Keyword
Genre
  • Caricatures
  • prints (visual works)
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • OLS CARI-ROB 356
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
  • 0042598
Digital Object Id
  • OLS-CARI-ROB_0356

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