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Culture
British
Title
A Peep into the Retreat at Tinnehinch
overall
Work Type
Print
Etching
Date
1799 (published 5.01.1799)
Image: 2018
Material
paper
printmaking
etching (printing process)
Measurements
203.2 x 273.05 mm (paper dimensions)
Description
[BMC 9370] British Museum online: Grattan (right) has risen from his arm-chair to greet with outstretched hands two young men whom a servant (left), with a knowing gesture, has just shown into his library. One introduces the other: "Mr Grattan give me leave to introduce Mr Jn° H--gh--'s"; Grattan says: "I suppose Sir you are an United Irishman"; Hughes answers: "I am". A bust of 'Le Paus' on a high pedestal on the extreme right looks down cynically at Grattan. On the wall behind him are portraits of 'Lord Fitzgerald', 'Tom Paine' (a mere scrawl), and 'Robespier[re]', with a placard: 'New Irish Government Liberty and Equality to be introduced by our worthy & disinterested Allies the French'. The other two walls are lined with bulky volumes: 'Towers Tracts'; 'Republic'; 'Wakefield'; 'Parr'; 'The Press'; 'The Courier'; 'Christie'; 'Molineux'; 'Pain's Works'; 'Critical Review'; 'Mc Niven'; 'Priestly Works'; 'O'Connor'. On the writing-table are documents: 'Constitution of United Irishmen' and 'Copy of the [illegible word] of ye Test of Oath'. On the floor at Grattan's feet is a sheaf of pikes with papers: 'Contract for Pikes'; 'Plan for the destruction of both Houses of Parlaiment Bank & . . by Tone'; 'Dispatches from the French Conventi[on]'; 'List of united Irishmen in London Hamburg . . .'; a portfolio: 'Charts of the Irish Coast with remarks where foreign troops may be landed with great safety'; two large books: 'Art of Assassination' and 'Rise and Progress of Jacobinism'....Grattan had been groundlessly accused by an informer of being a sworn member of the United Irishmen and was consequently removed from the Irish Privy Council on 6 Oct. 1798. Tinnehinch was his estate in Wicklow. The book-titles are allegations of Jacobinism and republicanism. 'Molineux' probably connotes 'The Case of Ireland's being bound by Acts of Parliament in England stated', 1698, by William Molyneux, incorrectly believed to have been condemned to be burnt by the hangman. Thomas Christie (1761-96), friend of Price and Priestley, was one of those who had attacked Burke's 'Reflections'. He was named with Horne Tooke and others as suitable for admission to French citizenship. 'Le Patriote François', 24 Sept. 1792 (quoted V. C. Miller, 'Joel Barlow', Hamburg, 1932, p. 26). MacNeven was one of the chief leaders of the United Irishmen, arrested Mar. 1798. He had communicated with France from Hamburg, a centre of Franco-Irish intrigue.; BMC 9070; This is an uncolored impression from the Anti-Jacobin Review, not the colored plate which was issued separately, according to: British Museum Dept. of Prints and Drawings. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum: Division I, Political and personal satires. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1870-1954., v. VII, p. 546.
Repository
Trinity College, Watkinson Library (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
Accession Number
BritPr.04.028
ID Number
SSID 23938326
Source
Trinity College Library
Vendor: Trinity College, Watkinson Library
Citation: British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum: Division I, Political and personal satires. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1870-1954.
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