[Frontispiece to hints to J. Nollekens, Esq. R.A.] [graphic] / J.S. f.
[London] Published by R. Spencer 19th July 1808
1 print : etching and stipple engraving on wove paper ; plate mark 26.2 x 17.9 cm, on sheet 41 x 31 cm.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 11002
Title from British Museum catalogue. Temporary local subject terms: Sculpture -- Busts. Alfred Bowditch Collection ; Dec. 1966 ; Acquisitions no.: 966-12-10-44. Mounted to 43 x 31 cm.
"Folding pl. to 'Hints [ut supra] ... on his modelling a bust of Lord G ****** le' (a verse satire). Nollekens (T.Q.L.) stands in back view placing a bust of Grenville on a shelf at the level of his head, between the busts of Pitt (l.) and Fox (r.). Grenville's eyes are slits; round his neck is a rosary with a cross. Pitt's head, turned to the right., looks over his shoulder at Grenville with a puckered brow ('dignified disgust'). Fox gazes to the left. Two other busts (r. and l.) on brackets look down with displeasure at Grenville. On an upper shelf is a group of antique busts, their expressions registering surprise or cynical amusement. With them is an oval medallion of a monk kneeling before a cross. Below, flanking Nollekens, are two marbles from his collection of antiques: a seated satyr (l.) and a much-damaged torso inscribed 'ΑπΟΛΛωΝΙΟS ΝΕSΤOROS'. Below the design: "And now the point of dress adjusted Methinks I see his Lordship busted And with the Cross of Peter graced Between his quondam Colleagues placed Propose with theirs to join his pate And form a Bust-Triumvirate""--British Museum online catalogue.
Sayers, James, 1748-1823 [Printmaker] Spence, Richard (Publisher) active 1808 [Publisher]
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville, Baron, 1759-1834 Nollekens, Joseph, 1737-1823 Pitt, William, 1759-1806 Sculpture
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1808 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1808
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