ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Murgatroyd Woodward

(1760 ca.-1809)


The caricaturist "Mustard George" (or George Moutard Woodward, as he is sometimes known) was born in Derbyshire. He began making caricatures there, and his earliest surviving London prints date from 1785. From 1790 he was a major designer who collaborated with Cruikshank and Rowlandson and was admired for the doggrel texts appended to his prints. He died in poverty.


TEXT RECORDS:

1789The Hours; or, The Life of Man. A Pastoral, in Four Parts.
1808Julia's Tomb.
1808Laura, a Pastoral. In Four Parts.

PUBLICATIONS:

Gradation from a greenhorn to a blood. Altered from an original essay, published about the year 1740; and adapted to the taste and fashion of the year 1790. 1790.
Elements of Bacchus, or, Toasts and sentiments, given by distinguished characters. 1792.
Eccentric excursions in different parts of England and South Wales. 1797.
Familiar verses, from the ghost of Willy Shakespeare to Sammy Ireland. 1796.
An olio of good breeding: with sketches illustrative of the modern graces. 1797.
Grotesue borders for screens, billiard rooms, dressing rooms, &c., &c., forming a caricature assemblage of oddities, whimsicalities & extravaganzas!! 1799.
Matrimonial comforts. 1799.
Every body in town exemplified in six characteristic prints and illustrative labels. 1800.
Le Brun travested; or, Caricatures of the passions. 1800.
Pigmy revels; [or, All alive at Lilliput]. 1800.
Symptoms of the shop. 1801.
Attempts at humour, poetical and physiognomical. 1803.
The Bettyad, a poem; descriptive of the progress of the young Roscius in London. 1805.
The fugitive and other literary works in prose and poetry. 1805.
Graphic illustrations of the miseries of human life. 1807.
Chesterfield travestie, or, School for modern manners. 1808.
The comic works, in prose and poetry. 1808.
An essay on the art of ingeniously tormenting. 1808.
Celebrated characters. 1810.