A Ticket for a Feast or Who dines with Duke Humphry.N.B, A Ticket will be Published every Year as Long as the Fast Lasts.
Rare engraving. Sheet 285 x 350mm, 11¼ x 13¾". Some restoration.
A political satire, supposed to be an admission ticket for a feast, but the expression 'to dine with Duke Humphry' means to do without dinner. Around the edge 'No Balls No Dinner' is repeated above, and 'For the Grandeur of the City' down the sides. It contains portraits of four men, here named 'Rare Shoe man' (correctly 'Rare Show Man') carrying a music box, 'Sir Silkington', 'Cacafogo' & 'Sir Lutestring'. The figure at the centre, Cacafogo (i.e. a hot-tempered person) could possibly be Alderman William Benn ('Benjamin' being the next word). We have found 'Sir Silkington' being used in a satire of Granville Leveson-Gower (1721-1803), Lord Trentham and later 1st Marquess of Stafford, who had just become an MP the year before.
BM Satire: 2632.
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