A dish of mutton-chop's [graphic] / JS [monogram] ft.

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. March 28th, 1788, by S.W. Fores, N. 3 Piccadilly
[28 March 1788]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 20.1 x 29.2 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Attributed to Gillray in the British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark on top edge.
Temporary local subject terms: Male costume: Oriental costume -- Royal motto: Honi soit qui mal y pense.
Old Print Shop; March 1961; Acquisitions no.: 961-3-1-62.
Inscribed in ink below signature in an unidentified hand: Gillray's early feigned signature.
Abstract:
"Pitt, Hastings, and Thurlow sit at a circular dinner-table on which is the King's head in a large dish. The dish is ornamented with a crown and the words 'Mal. y . Pense'. Pitt (left) sits in profile to the right cutting off a piece of the tongue with a knife and fork. Thurlow, in his Chancellor's wig and gown, faces him, using two large spoons greedily (cf. BMSat 7166), he is taking brains from a hole in the King's forehead. Hastings, in oriental dress, sits between them gouging out an eye with a spoon and fork. Besides Pitt is a sauce-boat inscribed 'Sauce', beside Thurlow a bottle inscribed 'Vinegar'."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Fores, S. W. [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Cannibalism
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Harvey, Francis
Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818
Pitt, William, 1759-1806
Regency -- Great Britain
Riviere & Son
Tableware
Thurlow, Edward Thurlow, Baron, 1731-1806
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1788
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1788
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
788.03.28.01
Orbis Record:
8070663
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr06397
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10728440
PID:
digcoll:551470