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Falstaff and his Ragged Crew or The Contents of the Green Bag in Propria Persona, 1820

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Description: George IV dressed as Falstaff, and followed by a shambling rabble, advances towards the Queen (right) holding sword, and a round shield on which is a device of four wine-bottles and cork-screws. He stares with apprehensive defiance. She says with a dramatic gesture: "These are the Hireling Miscreants ye produce to Swear away the Life of your Neglected persecuted Queen ? for double fees they'd serve the Traitors Turn, & swear against their King—Leeches—vile Cooks for such a feast." The witnesses are seven men and a woman with patched face and damaged nose. The men are ragged and villainous; the tallest holds a stiletto, one is branded on the forehead with a gibbet. They are shepherded by a tall lean man (Cooke) holding a brief-bag, who walks behind the King; he answers: "I assure you these are the most Respectable Witnesses we could obtain." In his pocket are papers docketed 'Kangaroo Cook' and 'Million'.
Categories: Collections/ Fine Art, People/ George IV  

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Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA
Caption: Falstaff and his Ragged Crew or The Contents of the Green Bag in Propria Persona, 1820

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Coloured Etching
Title (of Artwork / Object): Falstaff and his Ragged Crew or The Contents of the Green Bag in Propria Persona
Creator (of Artwork / Object): William Heath; S W Fores
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 20 July 1820
Description (Object or Artwork): George IV dressed as Falstaff, and followed by a shambling rabble, advances towards the Queen (right) holding sword, and a round shield on which is a device of four wine-bottles and cork-screws. He stares with apprehensive defiance. She says with a dramatic gesture: "These are the Hireling Miscreants ye produce to Swear away the Life of your Neglected persecuted Queen ? for double fees they'd serve the Traitors Turn, & swear against their King—Leeches—vile Cooks for such a feast." The witnesses are seven men and a woman with patched face and damaged nose. The men are ragged and villainous; the tallest holds a stiletto, one is branded on the forehead with a gibbet. They are shepherded by a tall lean man (Cooke) holding a brief-bag, who walks behind the King; he answers: "I assure you these are the most Respectable Witnesses we could obtain." In his pocket are papers docketed 'Kangaroo Cook' and 'Million'.
Subject tags:
satire
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caricature
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George IV
   

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Original Filename: dmas_fa200562_d01.tif
Size: 19.81 MB; 3150 x 2196 pixels; 267 x 186 mm (print at 300 DPI); 833 x 581 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape

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Linked Accession no.: FA200562