A College Gate.Divines going upon Duty.
London Publish'd Nov.r 15th 1780, by Watson & Dickinson No.158 New Bond Street. & No 33, Strand.
Stipple, printed on 18th century watermarked paper; 300 x 395mm (11¾ x 15½"). Small margins.
Social satire, on Cambridge 'types': three men riding in different directions, having come through a large gateway. The rider in the centre on a clumsy horse wears a clerical wig, broad-brimmed hat, and gaiters. On the right is a man on a stout cob, wearing boots and a bob-wig. Behind him is a fat old woman with outstretched arms shouting in alarm. On the left a thin man is riding a more spirited horse, and dressed like a layman. Behind him walks a fat divine wearing an academic cap, bands, and a long gown. Through the gateway in the distance a short fat man in a clerical wig stands on a mounting block, a groom beside him holding his horse. With him are two men wearing mortar-boards and long gowns. Behind a large rectangular building is indicated and behind it a church steeple. Numbered '5' upper left, from a series of Cambridge caricatures by Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
BM Satires 5804.
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