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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
British
Title
Billy Pierrot and His Puppet
overall
Work Type
Print
Etching
Date
1804 (published 8.04.1804)
Image: 2018
Material
paper
printmaking
etching (printing process)
hand coloring
Measurements
349.25 x 247.65 mm (print impression)
Description
[BMC 10263] British Museum online: Pitt, dressed as Pierrot, walks...displaying a puppet in the shape of G. B. Mainwaring. He holds it up, pulling a string which moves its arms and legs. He says: "Here he is Gentlemen, a Chip of the Old Block One of my own Manufactory. Here you go up up up, And then you go down down downee." The puppet squints violently. Pitt wears a large election favour in his hat. On the ground behind him is a paper: and a begging we will go will go will go and a begging we will go. In the background a procession of four coaches drives (l. to r.) past a large signpost: 'To Brentford'. They are inscribed [1] 'Compelled by the Contractors'; the occupants say "it's all against the grain". [2] 'Comanded by the Treasury'. [3] 'Under the Influence of the Excise'; they say: "We are obliged to go aginst the grain." [4] 'Threatened by the Majestrates'; they say: "I am obliged to go against my Conscience or lose my Licence."; BMC 10263 [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.]
Repository
Trinity College, Watkinson Library (Hartford, Connecticut, USA)
Accession Number
BritPr.07.051
ID Number
SSID 23938349
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.
Rights
This digital collection and its contents are made available by Trinity College Library for limited non-commercial, educational and personal use only. For other uses, or for additional information regarding the collection, contact the staff of Watkinson Library (www.watkinsonlibrary.org).
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