© S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus July 2020
S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus

Borough of Southwark Election, 'Pubd Octr 6, 1806 by J. D. Montague

Market Stt Borough Road'. This is a rare print, there is an uncoloured

copy in the British Museum.

This cloured mezzotint features a burlesqued coat of arms relating to Tierney's re-election for Southwark on his appointment to the Board of Control. The title is the motto on two scrolls forming the base of the design. Between the scrolls is a portrait head in profile to the right., wearing a hat, identified as 'Faulkener'. He says: "Master Brown-jaws are you awake Tierney,s Got the Controul." The shield is surmounted by bull's horns, supporting a baron's coronet, on which rests a portrait head in profile to the right., of a man wearing a round hat ( Mr Allen, Rope Maker). Behind these objects and extending beyond them is a man with the body of a cask ( Mr Brown, Pipe Maker) from which project long-stemmed tobacco-pipes. He squats with his feet on the upper edge of the shield, and holds in each hand the long ass's ears of the supporters. These are asses with human heads: the dexter supporter wears a sword; slung from the shoulder the sinister supporter is a brief-bag containing a 'Writ of Error'. Brown says: "My Lord I am awake. We're done over, last time had the Treasury, now he has got all India agst us, all we can do is to Har-Ass him, my Ld you knock him down, I'll smoke him, we're not Able to find such a Speck among his friends as we have got, you see my Ld I have got fast hold of our Ass-o-ci-ates." The dexter supporter (Abel Clifton) answers: "I am Able to say We are done over Mr Brownjaws, the Controul mercy on us!" The other (Mr H. S. Speck) says: "I am afraid there will not be a Speck Scrutiny or Petition this Election the India House is a great thing." On the shield: dexter chief, the bust of a man wearing Light Horse uniform faces a depressed- looking man with feathered wings (sinister chief). Between them is the head, full face, of a smiling barrister. They are Christopher Dunkin, Henry Pigeon, and Sir Thomas Turton. On and above Turton's head is a bottle labelled 'Poison'. The bull's horns and baron's coronet are immediately above his head. Below are two small designs: Dexter: a coach containing a man, and decorated with large 'T's', is drawn by a mob; it runs over a prostrate body. A woman carouses on the roof with one of two men on the box-seat; the other has a wooden leg; a ragamuffin with a bundle stands behind in place of a footman. The corresponding scene on the r. is inscribed 'Proverb'. [A woman, a spaniel, a walnut tree, The more you beat them, the better they be.'] A barrister wearing a gown and Serjeant's wig, pursues a terrified woman with upraised stick. They are under a small tree, whose foliage is a background to the stick. In the foreground sits a spaniel. Below the design: 'This Plate is most respectfully addressed to the \ Independent Electors of the Borough of Southwark, \ By their most Obedt \ & very Humble Sert \ An Elector.' Published 6 October 1806. Stock No. SAP0814 Price £550
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© S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus July 2020
S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus

Borough of Southwark Election, 'Pubd Octr 6,

1806 by J. D. Montague Market Stt Borough

Road'. This is a rare print, there is an

uncoloured copy in the British Museum.

This cloured mezzotint features a burlesqued coat of arms relating to Tierney's re-election for Southwark on his appointment to the Board of Control. The title is the motto on two scrolls forming the base of the design. Between the scrolls is a portrait head in profile to the right., wearing a hat, identified as 'Faulkener'. He says: "Master Brown-jaws are you awake Tierney,s Got the Controul." The shield is surmounted by bull's horns, supporting a baron's coronet, on which rests a portrait head in profile to the right., of a man wearing a round hat ( Mr Allen, Rope Maker). Behind these objects and extending beyond them is a man with the body of a cask ( Mr Brown, Pipe Maker) from which project long-stemmed tobacco-pipes. He squats with his feet on the upper edge of the shield, and holds in each hand the long ass's ears of the supporters. These are asses with human heads: the dexter supporter wears a sword; slung from the shoulder the sinister supporter is a brief-bag containing a 'Writ of Error'. Brown says: "My Lord I am awake. We're done over, last time had the Treasury, now he has got all India agst us, all we can do is to Har-Ass him, my Ld you knock him down, I'll smoke him, we're not Able to find such a Speck among his friends as we have got, you see my Ld I have got fast hold of our Ass-o-ci- ates." The dexter supporter (Abel Clifton) answers: "I am Able to say We are done over Mr Brownjaws, the Controul mercy on us!" The other (Mr H. S. Speck) says: "I am afraid there will not be a Speck Scrutiny or Petition this Election the India House is a great thing." On the shield: dexter chief, the bust of a man wearing Light Horse uniform faces a depressed-looking man with feathered wings (sinister chief). Between them is the head, full face, of a smiling barrister. They are Christopher Dunkin, Henry Pigeon, and Sir Thomas Turton. On and above Turton's head is a bottle labelled 'Poison'. The bull's horns and baron's coronet are immediately above his head. Below are two small designs: Dexter: a coach containing a man, and decorated with large 'T's', is drawn by a mob; it runs over a prostrate body. A woman carouses on the roof with one of two men on the box-seat; the other has a wooden leg; a ragamuffin with a bundle stands behind in place of a footman. The corresponding scene on the r. is inscribed 'Proverb'. [A woman, a spaniel, a walnut tree, The more you beat them, the better they be.'] A barrister wearing a gown and Serjeant's wig, pursues a terrified woman with upraised stick. They are under a small tree, whose foliage is a background to the stick. In the foreground sits a spaniel. Below the design: 'This Plate is most respectfully addressed to the \ Independent Electors of the Borough of Southwark, \ By their most Obedt \ & very Humble Sert \ An Elector.' Published 6 October 1806. Stock No. SAP0814 Price £550
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