"There's more ways than one" [graphic] : vide coalition expedients.

Pubd. Feby. 18th, 1788, by H. Humphrey, New Bond Street
[18 February 1788]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 24.3 x 23.9 cm
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.
Associated Names:
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
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Call Number:
788.02.18.01 Impression 1
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Digital version