When Rain Comes on up you may Jump [/] and sit secure on Biddys Rump [/] Like yonder little natty fellow [/] Who makes her hat his Umberellow.
Etching, rare. Platemark: 240 x 165mm. (9½ x 6½"). Light creases. A few nicks and tears to edges of sheet. Tear inside top platemark. Dealer's stamp on verso, 'H.G. Sharp. Oxford. 3 JUN. 1895'.
A small, smirking figure sits underneath the large hat of a well dressed woman, who is herself underneath an umbrella, which she is holding up with her right hand. A humerous rhyme describing the image is inscribed underneath. Possibly representation of Mrs Fitzherbert and the Prince of Wales (who had married in secret shortly before this print was published). Compare the figure in this print with that in 'The Royal Toast. Fat, Fair and Forty', published on the same day. Little is known of the artist and publisher W Wellings (1778-1801, fl.).
Not in BM Satires; for 'The Royal Toast' see ref. 27607.
[Ref: 31996] £280.00