Object Title

Caricature print

Caricature print

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

I.1591

Provenance

Purchased from the dealer Lee Jackson, Antique Maps and Engravings, 6 July 2001.

Physical Description

Hand-coloured engraving featuring a caricature of Sir Francis Burdett. Dated 16 Jan. 1799 (though this copy is an 1851 reprint). Entitled CITIZENS VISITING THE BASTILLE, it refers to Burdett's campaign against harsh conditions in Coldbath Fields prison, nicknamed 'the Bastille', mocking his reforming zeal and, obliquely, his sympathy with the French Revolution.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 300 mm x 20 mm x 40 mm

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires, ed. D. George