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[Hutchison, William] 1820-1905 :The Laird of Rabbitboro' No. 3. [Wellington, 1881] The Wellington Advertiser supplement. [Signed] Phizog

Reference Number: A-095-002

Head and shoulders caricature portrait of Wellington Merchant and Member of the Legislative Council, John Martin. He was known in the Legislative Council for his failure to speak up a great deal. Martinborough (Wairarapa) and Martin Square (in Wellington) are both named after him. The portrait is in the form of a painting on an easel. Beneath it is a humorous verse 'Lord Johnny Martin - who a silent part in - our Legislative Council plays - / Tis said, tho' lame there, in another Chamber, they in the Empire sing his praise, / All know that figure, attired de rigeur, white waistcoat, silk umbrella, flow'r. / Tollhurst and Christie on either fist, he represents the monied pow'r, / He's honest, thorough - but Martinborough - how honeycombed for many a mile, / By those thieves of rabbits - with their borrowing habits, has much reduced his goodly pile.'.

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1 image, categorised under Portraits, Caricatures and Lithographs, related to John Martin, William Hutchison, Daily advertiser and Wellington register (Newspaper), Martinborough, Merchants, Humourous poetry and Rabbits - Control.

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[Hutchison, William] 1820-1905 :The Laird of Rabbitboro' No. 3. [Wellington, 1881] The Wellington Advertiser supplement. [Signed] Phizog, Reference Number A-095-002 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w art print(s)Lithograph, 215 x 185 mm. Single art work

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Other copies available: Colour laser copyIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-013000)

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