Shooting Pigs in Dublin.That is to say Shipping for England - A-Fact - and facts like pigs are stubborn things.
Pub Dec 29 1829 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket Sole Publisher of W. Heaths etchings.
Handcoloured etching. Sheet: 360 x 240mm, (14 x 9½"). Trimmed to printed boarder.
A ship on a Dublin quayside being unceremoniously loaded with live pigs bound for the English market. Undescribed by D.George but probably relating to the The Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829. 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.
BM Satires: undescribed.
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