A dish of mutton-chop's [graphic] / JS [monogram] ft.
[London] Pubd. March 28th, 1788, by S.W. Fores, N. 3 Piccadilly [28 March 1788]
[28 March 1788]
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 20.1 x 29.2 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 7286
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.
"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.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker] Fores, S. W. [Publisher]
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
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1788 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1788
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