Caleb Quotem the parish factotum…

Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker

Caleb Quotem the parish factotum : he is all, he is evry thing the parish could not go on without him, he has more trades than hairs in his wig / [man with an umbrella] Esqr.

Published: [London] : Pub. June 1st, 1829 by S. Gans 15 Southampton St. Strand …, [1 June 1829]


Wellington as the character Caleb Quotem from George Colman’s “The review, or, The wags of Windsor” stands full-face in an old-fashion attire, holding a whip in one hand and a large Grenadier’s bearskin in the other. From his mouth and scrolling above his hear is a long descriptive list satirizing his character and career.

Caleb Quotem: 1 print on wove paper : etching, hand-colored ; sheet 35 x 25 cm.       Subjects (Library of Congress): Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852–Caricatures and cartoons; Satires (Visual works) England 1821; Etchings England London 1821; Artists’ devices.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July 2010

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