Gloria mundi, or, The Devil addressing the sun [graphic].

Creator:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50033402
Edition:
[State with plate no.].
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 35.2 x 26 cm, on sheet 39.6 x 29 cm
Notes:
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.
Abstract:
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.
Variant Titles:
Devil addressing the sun
The V- Committee framing a report. CtY-LW
The Victualling Committee framing a report. CtY-LW
Topics:
Clothing & dress--England--1780-1790.
Foxes.
Gambling.
Topics:
Great Britain--Politics and government--1760-1789.--http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85056907
Topics:
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.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1849.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1782.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
782.07.22.01.3+
Orbis Record:
13058255
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, Prints and Drawings
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr35279
Citation:
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 40
Number of Scans:
job300
OID:
16228929
PID:
digcoll:4083342