The Manager's Last Kick, or a New Way to Pay Old Debts

Thomas Rowlandson British
Publisher Thomas Tegg British

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A bailiff who has attempted to deliver a writ to the manager of a theater falls through a trap at the center of the stage. He holds out his arms and drops a paper inscribed "A Red Tail," and says, "Zounds what a cursed Infernal Trick." At left, the manager bows towards him and says, "Good Morning Mr Catchpole you'l [sic] find more of your tribe when you get to the bottom." The actors on stage and the musicians along the bottom look at the scene and laugh.

The Manager's Last Kick, or a New Way to Pay Old Debts, Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London), Hand-colored etching

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