Sweet William & Grizzell _ or _ Newington_Nunnery in an uproar!!!
[Pub.d March. 5th 1827 by S W Fores. 42 Piccadilly London.]
Rare hand coloured etching. Printed area: 210 x 320mm (8¼ x 12½"). Trimmed, loosing publication line, and glued to scrap sheet.
An interior scene of a Quaker meeting. On the righ William Allen holds the hands of a stout Quaker lady, Grizell Birkbeck, in bonnet and cloak. Against the wall is a pew in which are three women and three men, all in Quaker dress, watching Allen and Mrs. Birkbeck disapprovingly. On the left is a group of young Quaker women who crowd in from a door inscribed 'Nunnery'. In the bottom left, another young woman has fallen to her hands and knees on a book inscribed 'Piety Promoted'. A collection of alchemical apparatus, including books and documents titled 'Experiments on the Philosophers Stone', 'Lectures on Chymistry' and 'Essays on Drugs' are piled on the floor to the right of the room. Two large paintings hang on the back wall titled 'Emancipation, A Farce' and 'The Fall of Man.' A reversed copy of I. R. Cruikshank's print. See BM satire ref: 15447.
BM Satires 15447.A.
[Ref: 32648] £260.00