Approximate date of publication from the British Museum catalogue. Title etched below image.
"Members of the Opposition in a row, talk in couples, except for the arch-egotist Erskine (see British Museum satires no. 9246) on the extreme left, who exclaims: "Peace - and I not consulted 'tis very strange, by Gad". Sheridan (left), seated in profile to the right, reads the 'Gazzette Extraordina[ry] Peace! Peace!' with an expression of dismay. He says: "It is here, sure enough, I can scarcely believe my eyes, then all my fine speeches respecting the continuance of the War is dish'd, its no farce." Burdett stands with legs astride looking down at him; he says: "O it can't be true depend upon it." The centre pair, Fox and Bedford, face each other in profile. Fox says: "This is a curious kind of business. I heard of it at the Crown and Anchor." Bedford, in top-boots, and a riding whip under his arm, answers: "I heard of it in Bedfordshire." On the right little Lord Derby turns to Tierney, asking, "Pray who is this Peace Maker - this Mr A- Ad, Ad, what's his name, I never can think of it dam my Wig" [he is almost bald, with a tiny pigtail]. Tierney, looking down morosely, his arms folded, answers: "I really cannot immediately recollect, but I know he is not one of us - however we can find it in the Red Book"."--British Museum online catalogue.
Whig Club (London, England) Whig Party (Great Britain)
Great Britain--Politics and government--1760-1820--Caricatures and cartoons.
Bedford, Francis Russell,--Duke of,--1765-1802--Caricatures and cartoons. Burdett, Francis,--1770-1844--Caricatures and cartoons. Erskine, Thomas Erskine,--Baron,--1750-1823--Caricatures and cartoons. Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons. Roberts, Piercy, active 1791-1805, publisher. Sheridan, Richard Brinsley,--1751-1816--Caricatures and cartoons. Smith-Stanley, Edward,--1752-1834--Caricatures and cartoons. Tierney, George,--1761-1830--Caricatures and cartoons. Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n86135974
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Lewis Walpole Library
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 9729
For more information about this resource, contact: