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Satirical print - "There's that Ass down here as usual."
  • "There's that Ass down here as usual."
    Thomas Onwhyn, born 1814 - died 1886
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"There's that Ass down here as usual."

  • Object:

    Satirical print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1860s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Onwhyn, born 1814 - died 1886 (artist)
    Rock & Co. (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Guy Tristram Little

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68, box G

Physical description

A man standing at the seaside, wearing a bright green checked suit and wine red waistcoat holding binoculars, with a monocle, a clay pipe and a small brown hat. Behind him is a young woman with a purple jacket, pink plaid skirt raised over a blue underskirt, and another woman in a purple crinoline dress in profile, and behind her, a donkey.
1 of 30 comic visiting cards, some hand-coloured.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1860s (made)


Thomas Onwhyn, born 1814 - died 1886 (artist)
Rock & Co. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 9.53 cm, Width: 6.35 cm

Descriptive line

"There's that Ass down here as usual."
One of 30 satirical cards parodying carte-de-visites and calling-cards. Published by Rock & Co, London, 1860s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963


Lithographic ink


Lithography; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Visiting cards


Visiting and announcement cards; Caricatures & Cartoons; Satire; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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