A caricature of the new Lord Mayor of London: Harvey Combe stands centered in a hall, surrounded by a desperate looking group of people both rich and poor, who kneel and beg. A skeletal man (butcher?) holds a knife in one hand and a scroll in the other inscribed with a large order for meat: “12 haundres venison, 6 necks do., 8 turtles, 20 brace partridges, 20 pheasants, 20 brace woodcocks, 16 sirloins beef”. In the foreground lies another sheet which reads “Tripe Soup. Liver & Crow. Fried Tripe. Bill of Fare for 8 Novr.” The outgoing Lord Mayor, Sir Richard Glyn, who was notoriously spendthrift during his period in office, is seen being kicked out of the Mansion House holding large money bag. The two cats on the left and the dog following the butcher are also thin from malnutrition. Two large spiders have spun large webs below the archway on the left below are two cupids holding a heart molded above the archway.
Title: Hospitality kicking avarice out of doors, or, New tenants at a mansion house [graphic].
Distribution: [London] : Sold by all the printsellers in London, Novr. 9, 1799.
“Hudibras is sprawled on the ground with Trulla, a large country-woman, astride him fending off angry villagers, including a cobbler and a butcher, wielding clubs; to left, Ralpho is held by a man with a rope and another with a sword”– British Museun online catalogue.
A lady walking along a high orchard wall has her enormous headdress, trimmed with lace and ribbons, pulled from her head by a monkey perched atop the wall. She clasps her hand to her bare head, a look of surprise on her face. A man perched on a ladder picking apples in the orchard looks over the wall in amusement at the scene. A butcher’s boy with a large tray stands in the street equally amused by the scene.
Title: Slight of hand by a monkey, or, The lady’s head unloaded [graphic].
Published: [London : Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London, published as the act directs, 25 Oct. 1776]
On the left, Charles James Fox sits on a chair, his gouty left foot resting on a stool, his right hand holding a crutch. Behind him is a paper which reads “Plan to discharge the Nation Debt”. His right arm reaches out to an angry group of citizens confronting him with their complaints and pleads for relief as he address them: “Gentlemen! I have been looking over my affairs, and give you my word of Honor you shall all be paid this day twelve month.” A butcher, baker, orphan child, a nurse and other troubled citizens voice their complaints in separate speech bubbles.
Printmaker: Collings, Samuel.
Title: The first of April, or, A meeting of creditors / SC [monogram] fect.
Published: [London] : As the Act directs published March 28, 1785 by W. Humphrey, Strand, [28 Mar. 1785].