"There's more ways than one" [graphic] : vide coalition expedients.
[London] Pubd. Feby. 18th, 1788, by H. Humphrey, New Bond Street [18 February 1788]
[18 February 1788]
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 24.3 x 23.9 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 7271 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 95
Title etched below image. Printmaker from British Museum catalogue. Sheet trimmed within plate mark on two edges. Temporary local subject terms: Allusion to John Stockdale, 1749-1816 -- Alleged libel -- Libellous pamphlets -- Signs -- Signboards -- Inns: Crown -- Gibbet-shaped signpost -- Allusion to trial of Warren Hastings -- Political grapes -- Chequerboards -- Literary allusion to Aesop's fable: The fox and the grapes -- Allusion to John Logan's pamphlet, published by Stockdale: Review of the charges against Warren Hastings -- Allusion to Fox's February 14, 1788 speech -- Chancellor's wig and gown. Old Print Shop; March 1, 1961; Acquisitions no.: 961-3-1-286.
"A fox (Fox) climbs up a signpost from which hangs the sign of the Crown. The gibbet-shaped post is wreathed with a vine with large bunches of grapes. Fox seizes a branch and gapes greedily for a bunch just within his reach. His left leg is supported on a pile of papers, one bundle of which is inscribed 'Libels'. The topmost paper is an open book: 'Review of the Charges against Warren Hasting[s] Publishd by Stockdale'. In the doorway of the Crown Inn (right) stands Pitt, grotesquely thin except for his head; he wears an apron over the legs of a skeleton. Alarmed at the fox, he drops a tankard of beer on which is a crown. Behind him appears Thurlow, in Chancellor's wig and gown, with an expression of gloomy apprehension."--British Museum online catalogue.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker] Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 Harvey, Francis Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818 Pitt, William, 1759-1806 Riviere & Son Thurlow, Edward Thurlow, Baron, 1731-1806
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1788 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1788
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