Quite politely

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A gentleman in a riding habit (left) rides his horse through the door of a cottage startling the family who sit at their dinner table. The man’s hunting dog jumps at the young son who sits closest to the door; he screams in terror, his fork and knife frozen part way to his mouth and his leg thrown up, spilling a pitcher from the table. The mother raises up her arms in terror, letting the cutlery fly; in her mouth is a gnawed bone. Behind her is a wall with shelves lined with dishes and mugs. Her husband (right), back to the viewer, turns to the intruder pointing a long spear. His knife and fork are on the floor below his chair. The gentleman addresses the cottagers, “Och, dont disturb y’rselves my Nonies I only want to know whether you cou’d be after informing me where I cou’d meet with a decent night’s lodging for man and beast.”

  • Creator: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, artist.
  • Title: Quite politely [drawing].
  • Created: [England], [between 1830 and 1852?]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Drawings G761 no. 6 Box123

Acquired November 2013

A sketch in the island of Anglesea

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, artist

A sketch in the island of Anglesea/ etched by G. Cruikshank.

Published: [London] : Pubd. by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s St., May 29th, 1820.


An equestriatn portrait of the Marquess of Anglesey riding a prancing horse in a park. Both his hands grasp the horse’s reins.

A sketch in the island of Angelsea: 1 print on wove paper : etching, hand-colored ; sheet 25.5 x 20.1 cm.       Subjects (Library of Congress): Anglesley, Henry William Paget, Marquis of, 1768-1854–Portraits; Horseback riding; Satires (Visual works)–England–1820; Etchings–England–London–1820.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July, 2010