The Parson And The Clarke. Thomas Rowlandson.

The Parson And The Clarke

London: Thomas Tegg, March 17th 1809. Rowlandson, Thomas. Wraps. Plate size 23 x 31.5 cm, trimmed to image. Hand colored etching. Mrs. Clarke (right), seated on a settee, addresses a fat parson in an arm-chair who registers excitement, with leg and arms raised, and wig flying from his head. Between them is a table; by Mrs. Clarke are papers headed: Army Preferment and Church Preferment. The parson, turning up his eyes, says: O—how I should like to preach before Royalty. She says, with extended palm, Only pay the Clarkes Fees, and the business is done. Between them hangs a placard: So great on the Church were O'Meara's designs That he prov'd too ambitious a spark But where is the wonder ye learned Divines That the Parson should follow the Clarke. Blue paper backing. Near fine. Item #22987

Price: $350.00

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