[Weimar] [Im Verlage des Industrie-Comptoirs] 
1 print : etching with stipple on laid paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 22.5 x 18 cm, on sheet 25 x 18 cm.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Mary Dorothy George, v. 8, no. 10528a
Title etched below image. Sheet trimmed within plate mark on one side. Publication information extrapolated from the place and date of publication of the periodical for which the plate was etched. Plate no. VIII from London und Paris. Weimar : Im Verlage des Industrie-Comptoris, 1806, v. 17. Plate numbered in upper right corner: No. VIII. Reduced copy of a Charles Williams' print published by Walker in February, 1806. Alfred Bowditch Collection ; Dec., 1966 ; Acquisitions no.: 966-12-9-45. Mounted to 37 x 23 cm.
"George III (l.) steps from the throne to the front of the dais to inspect Fox through his glass. His pose resembles that of BMSat 10019, but the glass is in the r. hand, and the Garter ribbon crosses the 1. shoulder. A beefeater stands beside the dais. Fox (r.) 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.
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville, Baron, 1759-1834
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