Morning preparation [graphic].

Pubd. Feby. 25th, 1785, by W. Humphrey, No. 227 Strand
[25 February 1785]
Physical Description:
1 print : aquatint & etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 36 x 25 cm
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Publication date of 25 April 1785 supplied by the British Museum catalogue for an impression lacking the imprint statement; this date apparently based on that of the companion print entitled: Evening consolation.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Furniture: armchairs -- Stools -- Mirrors -- Broken bellows -- Lighting: dark lantern -- Emblems: dark lantern of conspiracy -- Bellows as emblem of Ld. North -- Spiders -- Sewing -- Poverty.
Old Print Shop; March 1961; Acquisitions no.: 961-3-1-44
Impression from a worn plate; beginning of imprint statement is lightly printed and illegible.
"A companion print to BMSat 6791. Fox, North, and Burke in a poverty-stricken room: North (left), seated in a low arm-chair, leans back yawning, arms above his head, legs stretched out. On the wall above his head hangs a broken pair of bellows, emblem of his Borean blast. Burke, (right), very thin, seated on a three-legged stool, is mending the breeches which he has taken off. Behind his head is a spider in the centre of a cobweb. Between and behind them stands Fox, in the attitude of an orator, right arm raised, rehearsing a speech and regarding himself in a cracked mirror (right) which reflects his anxious and gloomy expression. Above his head a dark lantern, emblem of a conspirator, hangs on the wall (cf. BMSat 6784, &c)."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Harvey, Francis
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792
Riviere & Son
Aquatints -- England -- London -- 1785
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1785
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1785
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Prints & Photographs
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