Dansons la carmagnole! Vive le son! Vive le son! ... [graphic].
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate mark 27.6 x 22.1 cm, on sheet 40 x 28 cm + 1 sheet ( page)
Title etched above image. Artist identified as Hess and printmaker questionably identified as Gillray in the British Museum catalogue. Place and date of publication from British Museum catalogue. Possibly published by Hannah Humphrey. See British Museum catalogue. One of twenty plates published as a bound set entitled: Hollandia regenerata. Plate numbered "1" in upper left corner. With: Letterpress explanation in French that includes appropriate texts from the Bible in Dutch and in English. Temporary local subject terms: Military uniforms: Dutch uniforms -- Dutchmen -- Holland: civil discord -- Tree of Liberty -- Cap of Liberty -- Emblems: dove as emblem of peace -- Monkeys -- Kitchen utensils: milk churns -- Musical instruments: drum -- Bagpipes -- Musical instruments: trumpets
"A Dutch soldier (left) and his wife (right), joining hands, dance round a tree of Liberty to music supplied by a foppish French soldier on the extreme left who beats a drum and blows a trumpet, and by a stout Dutchman on the extreme right who plays bagpipes inscribed 'Vader-lands Liefde' (Love of Country). The 'tree' is a pole surmounted by a milk-churn inscribed 'Vryheid \ Gellykheid \ Broederscha[p]', [This inscription (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) occurs on Dutch prints after the French invasion, e.g. Van Stolk, No. 5299; Muller, No. 5385.] above which is a cap of Liberty shaped like a fool's cap, and a tricolour flag inscribed 'Hollandia Regenerate[a]'. On the churn sits a parroquet, 'trying to imitate the patriotic accents of his French brothers'. A monkey climbs up the pole as in BMSat 8831. Texts, 'Acts', vii. 41, and 'Job', xviii. 16."--British Museum online catalogue.
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796.00.00.07 Auchincloss Gillray v. 12
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8846 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 373
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