C1815

A Hard Case

Irish caricature by William McCleary. “O you idle Drone there you sit again doing something_last week you did something to be sure – how much Grocery Ware did you break? answer me that.” “Mother Cook mine be a hard case-everything is … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Hard Case

Date:

C1815

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Etching with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

355mm 
x 250mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Hard Case - Antique Print from 1815

Genuine antique
dated:

1815

Description:

Irish caricature by William McCleary.

“O you idle Drone there you sit again doing something_last week you did something to be sure – how much Grocery Ware did you break? answer me that.”

“Mother Cook mine be a hard case-everything is laid to 1 – now theres Mistress with child again, and I’ll be bound for it both she and Measter will say as how I did it!!”

Collections:
University College Dublin (Robinson Collection): http://hdl.handle.net/2262/5004

William McCleary (1799 - 1820)

McCleary was one of the major Irish publishers of mainly pirated copies of London satirical prints. He began trading from premises located at 31 Lower Ormond Quay in 1791 and by 1798 his business had become sufficiently successful to allow him to move to a larger shop located on Nassau Street. McCleary’s decision in copying the caricatures of his rival and fellow Dubliner J. Sidebotham and undercutting the prices of the pirated versions of Sidebotham's caricatures. resulted into a long lasting feud between the two publishers. His trading addresses: 31 & later 18 Lower Ormond Quay (1791-1798) 21 Nassau Street, Dublin (1799, 1820) 32 Nassau Street, Dublin (1808) 39 Nassau Street, Dublin (1820)

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