It was lucky I got shelter at all. __
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Political and other Caricatures are daily Pub.
Hand coloured etching, 375 x 260mm. 14¾ x 10¼". A very fine and scarce impression in good colour.
A (rather dim) traveller and his dog 'shelter' from angry skies, lightening and lashing rain beside a pathetic stump of a tree that has lost most of its branches (to lightening); Stonehenge on the horizon beyond, and a crow or raven on the tree above looking down. Irish interest. By William Heath (1794/5 - 1840), ex-Captain of Dragoons, illustrator of colour-plate books, and prolific caricaturist. From 1827-9 he used the pseudonym Paul Pry (from the name of a character in a comedy of 1825 by John Poole, that became a tag used for any very inquisitive person) with the emblem of a small man holding a walking stick in a lower corner of his plates. This figure was soon copied by other caricaturists (eg Sharpshooter), and so from 1828 Heath began to sign his plates with his full name. He published regularly with Thomas McLean.
[Ref: 16153] £320.00