1 print : etching with stipple on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 35 x 25.1 cm.
Title etched below image. 'Argus' is a pseudonym of printmaker Charles Williams. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW
"George III (left) steps from the throne to the front of the dais to inspect Fox through his glass ... in his right hand, and the Garter ribbon crosses the left shoulder. A beefeater stands beside the dais. Fox (right) stands, chapeau-bras, facing him in profile to the left, his right. hand on his breast. Grenville, full face, stands between them, presenting Fox. He says: "The hon'ble Charles James Fox Your M------ a Man whose abilities the World have long admired, and whose Loyalty - Integrity & Honor - I will answer for." The King says, "What - what - what - Fox - Fox - Fox - Very glad to see him - very glad to see him Honest Man - Honest Man - great Abilities heard stories about him and Boney - don't believe it - dont believe it - be my secretary - be my Secretary of State!!" Fox answers: "The confidence which your M------ is pleased to repose in me, makes me truly happy, I beg leave to assure your M------ that the honor of your M----- Crown & the Glory of my Country is nearest my Heart, and while I am your M------ servant no Foreign Power shall dare insult the One, or diminish the Other."--British Museum online catalogue.
As it should be
Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons. George--III,--King of Great Britain,--1738-1820--Caricatures and cartoons. Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville,--Baron,--1759-1834--Caricatures and cartoons. Walker, Thomas, active 1770-1805 publisher. Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, artist.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10528
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