C1821

The Rebellion of 1821 – or Political humbug

A rare Irish issued satirical cartoon by the Dublin based publisher William McCleary. “To Arms! to Arms! make the barriers Bum-proof. O Lord! O Lord! we shall all be ruined! O! such a mulitude of cursed Rebels & Radicals, the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Rebellion of 1821 – or Political humbug

Date:

C1821

Condition:

Repaired tear on top left edge, otherwise in good condition. Laid onto blue backing paper.

Technique:

Etching with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

335mm 
x 220mm

Paper Size: 

375mm 
x 255mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Rebellion of 1821 - or Political humbug - Antique Print from 1821

Genuine antique
dated:

1821

Description:

A rare Irish issued satirical cartoon by the Dublin based publisher William McCleary.

“To Arms! to Arms! make the barriers Bum-proof. O Lord! O Lord! we shall all be ruined! O! such a mulitude of cursed Rebels & Radicals, the roads are thick with them, the mountains covered all armed with swords & muskets, marching in hollow squares to attack the Barrier, see, see the clouds of dust & smoke, we are all undone to a certainty, there, there, look, by the Lord they have got Flying Artillery, with Bomb badiers all mounted & Flying to Action, now my brave comrades prime, load & make ready for actual service your Venerable Commander expects ever Man will do his Duty.”

Collections:
Trinity College Dublin: OLS CARI – ROB – 167

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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