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A parson being put into bed with an ass dressed in a frilled nightgown, as a practical joke. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1814.

Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830.
Date
1 February [1814]

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view A parson being put into bed with an ass dressed in a frilled nightgown, as a practical joke. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1814.

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Description

A practical joke reported to have been played on a parson who had made an assignation with one of the servant-girls at Petworth, Sussex, the seat of Lord Egremont. In the foreground is the Prince Regent, though, as the British Museum catalogue points out, no visit by him to Petworth is recorded at this period

Publication/Creation

[London] (5 Newgate Street) : [W.N. Jones], 1 February [1814]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 18.8 x 50.5 cm

Lettering

The divine and the donkey - or Petworth frolicks.

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1949, vol. 9, no. 12182

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38424i

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Language

  • English



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