A great stream from a petty fountain, or, John Bull swamped in the flood of new-taxes [graphic] : cormorants fishing in the stream.

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. May 1806 by S.W. Fores, No. 50 Piccadilly
[May 1806]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching, hand-colored on laid paper ; plate mark 24.8 x 35.4 cm, on sheet 27 x 40 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Attributed to Williams in the British Museum catalogue.
A copy of a print by Gillray. Cf. No. 10564 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8.
Michael Finney ; 18 Nov. 2004.
With stamp of S.W. Fores in the lower right corner.
Abstract:
A torrent of taxes gushes from the mouth of Lord Henry Petty, chancellor of the exchequer, emptying into the "Unfathomable Sea of Taxation" in which John Bull is drowning in full view of greedy cormorants representing members of the Grenville ministry which was formed after the death of William Pitt.
Variant Titles:
John Bull swamped in the flood of new taxes
Associated Names:
Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830 [Printmaker]
Fores, S. W. [Publisher]
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Artist]
Topics:
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville, Baron, 1759-1834
Hastings, Francis Rawdon-Hastings, Marquess of, 1754-1826
Lansdowne, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquess of, 1780-1863
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
Sidmouth, Henry
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1806
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1806
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
806.05.00.09+
Orbis Record:
6762244
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr30624
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
15810253
PID:
digcoll:2781102