Title etched below image. Printmaker from description of earlier state in the British Museum catalogue. Publisher and date of publication from those of the volume in which the plate was issued. Plate numbered "11" in upper right corner. Plate from: The works of James Gillray, from the original plates ... London : Printed for H.G. Bohn by C. Whiting, [1849?]. For an earlier state lacking plate number, see no. 6012 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5.
Charles James Fox, with the feet and tail of a fox, his empty pockets turned out, and with cow horns protruding through his hat, stands on an E.O. (gaming) table placed on the North Pole. Quoting Satan's speech from Paradise Lost, he looks to the upper right where the sun is depicted as Lord Shelburne. Refers to Fox's gambling habit and his July 1782 resignation after Shelburne's appointment as First Lord of the Treasury.
Devil addressing the sun The V- Committee framing a report. CtY-LW The Victualling Committee framing a report. CtY-LW
Clothing & dress--England--1780-1790. Foxes. Gambling.
Great Britain--Politics and government--1760-1789.--http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85056907
Bohn, Henry G. (Henry George), 1796-1884, publisher. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50045707 Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons. Lansdowne, William Petty,--Marquis of,--1737-1805--Caricatures and cartoons.
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Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 40