The death of Rochester [graphic] / W.H. fect.

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. 30th Octr. 1777 by W. Humphrey
[30 October 1777]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with roulette ; plate mark 24.7 x 35.3 cm, on sheet 26 x 36 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker questionably identified as William Humphrey; design has been attributed to Gillray. See British Museum catalogue.
Abstract:
Slumped in an oversized armchair, wearing nightcap and muffler, the wan libertine Earl listens to a robed, bewigged and bespectacled but nearly toothless old clergyman who reads from the 19th chapter of Genesis. At the head of the bed to the right is displayed a coat of arms, on which the coronet of an earl is visible.
Associated Names:
Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810 [Printmaker]
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Artist]
Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Clergy
Clothing & dress -- England -- 18th century
Coats of arms
Death
Furniture -- England -- 18th century
Harvey, Francis
Riviere & Son
Rochester, John Wilmot, Earl of, 1647-1680
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1777
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1777
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
777.10.30.01+
Orbis Record:
6666544
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr04234
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10723137
PID:
digcoll:291673