CALL NUMBER: PC 3 - 1769 - High life at noon (A size) [P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-132020 (b&w film copy neg.)
RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.
SUMMARY: Print shows an interior view of a room in which two men and two women are taking tea; on the left, a man with an extremely long ponytail attempts to prevent the entrance of a messenger carrying a bill from "Lord Rakish to Jere' Buckram - To Sundry Suits of Cloaths... 47q : 6:6"; at center, a man seated at a table has placed a hand on the breast of a woman standing next to him offering biscuits on a plate, next to him sits a clergyman holding an open tract "A Sermon - I am Sick of Love", he is talking to a woman seated on his left, she is surreptitiously receiving a letter from her lover which is delivered by a page "her Confidant." In the foreground, a monkey sits on the floor reading "A Dissertation on Winding up the Clock by Tristram Shandy" and on the right, a squirrel sits on a stool. A caged bird in the background says, "Caesar and Pompey were both of them Horned."
MEDIUM: 1 print : engraving and etching.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, June 1st 1769.
Price 1s, but given Gratis to the Purchasers of the Court Miscellany.
Includes 8 lines of verse: With Touch indelicate his Grace / Approaches that angelic Place; / Her Ladyship his fondness views, / While she the self same Path pursues; / ...
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Adultery--England--1760-1770. Women--Social life--England--1760-1770. Clergy--England--1760-1770. Tea parties--England--1760-1770.
Cartoons (Commentary) British 1760-1770.Intaglio prints British 1760-1770.
REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c32020 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c32020
CONTROL #: 2002719534
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