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New panorama, a startling interogation [i.e. interrogation] [picture] / [William Heath]
Bib ID 2662769
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Heath, William, 1795-1840
 
Online Versions
Description [London] (26 Haymarket) : Published by T. McLean, 1829 April 
1 print : etching, hand col. ; sheet 25.4 x 36.2 cm. 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK1614.

Summary

Caricature criticising the British Government's policies on transportation and emigration to Botany Bay. Cartoon reflects the changing attitudes to the prospects of life in Botany Bay in early 19th century. Features a prosperous family and a pickpocket purchasing tickets for viewing Augustus Earle's panorama of Sydney, exhibited at Barker's Panorama from 1828. Various inscriptions as part of image: Ticket seller: "Do you wish to go to Hell or Botany bay. Sir"; Pickpocket: "I wonts to go to Bottomy bay"; Daugher of prosperous family: "La, Mama I should like to see the Naughty Place better than any thing".

Notes

"[Caricature of Paul Pry] Esq del"--Lower left. Caricature is a little figure in a characteristic attitude of the fictional character Paul Pry played by actor John Liston in "Paul Pry : a comdey in three acts" by John Poole, first performed at the Haymarket Theatre, London, on 13 September 1825. William Heath used the pseudonym Paul Pry.

"William Heath""--Handwritten on verso.

Inscription l.r. "Pub April 1829 by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket where complete sets of P. Pry caricatuers [sic] may be had"

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK1614.

Title from inscriptions above and below image.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-135584140

U7173.

Subjects Caricatures and cartoons -- England.  |  Emigration and immigration -- Caricatures and cartoons.  |  Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1800-1837 -- Caricatures and cartoons.  |  Picture -- Cartoon.
Other authors/contributors McLean, Thomas
Exhibited Exhibited: "World Upside Down", NLA, Canberra 2000 

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