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

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. July 22d by W. Humphrey
[not before 22 July 1782]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching ; sheet 40 x 29 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Date based on that of earlier state with the publication line: Pubd. July 22d, 1782, by E. D'Achery, St. James's Street.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
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
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Clothing & dress -- England -- 1780-1790
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Foxes
Gambling
Harvey, Francis
Lansdowne, William Petty, Marquis of, 1737-1805
Riviere & Son
Topics:
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1789
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1782
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1782
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
782.07.22.01.2+ Impression 1
Orbis Record:
6793138
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr05028
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10724632
PID:
digcoll:551335