--coaches [graphic].

Pubd. May 20th, 1788, by S.W. Fores, N. 3 Piccadilly
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 26 x 44 cm
Title from text below image in lower left.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Three lines of verse below image: "The very stones look up to see, such very gorgeous harlotry, shaming an honest nation."
Companion print to "Opposition," also by Gillray and published by Fores on the same day. See no. 7323 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Alfred Bowditch Collection ; Dec. 1966 ; Acquisitions no.: 966-12-5-107.
"A stage-coach is driven (left to right) uphill at a gallop, the horses having human heads as in BMSat 7323. The arm of a signpost on the extreme left points 'To the Temple of Honor'. Thurlow drives, lashing furiously. George III, in profile to the right, is seated in the boot at the back of the coach holding a musket with a fixed bayonet. The Queen sits on the roof as an outside passenger, dressed as an old market-woman ; she holds a basket of 'Golden Eggs' on her knee, and another basket at her side in which is a goose which hisses at the King. Within the coach Hastings (left) and Mrs. Hastings (right) sit facing each other; he is in oriental dress; she wears a jewelled turban with a crown, and her neck is covered with jewels. The coach is 'Licens'd by Royal Authority'; on its panel are the royal arms. On the box under Thurlow's legs are a star and ribbon, a coronet, and feathers. The leaders have the faces of Pitt1 and Sydney, the wheelers are Dundas and Pepper Arden. The horses are galloping uphill and the sky is clear, contrasting with the scene in BMSat 7323."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Fores, S. W. [Publisher]
Alvanley, Richard Pepper Arden, Baron, 1745-1804
Charlotte, consort of George III, King of Great Britain, 1744-1818
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Hastings, Anna Maria Apollonia von Chapuset, 1747-1837
Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818
Thurlow, Ed
Annotations (Provenance)
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1788
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1788
Watermarks (Paper)
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Call Number:
788.05.20.02+ Impression 1
Orbis Record:
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