The bruiser, C. Churchill [graphic] : (once the Revd.!) in the character of a Russian Hercules, regaling himself after having kill'd the monster Caricatura that so sorely gall'd his virtuous friend the heaven born Wilkes / design'd and engraved by Wm. Hogarth.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, printmaker.
[London] : [Wm. Hogarth], publish'd according to act of Parliament, August 1, 1763.
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 375 x 28.2 mm, on sheet 513 x 359 mm.
Title engraved below image. State and publisher from Paulson. Caption below title: But he had a Club this Dragon to Drub, or he had ne'er don't I warrant ye: Dragon of Wantley. "Price 1s. 6d."--Following Hogarth's name.
A re-working of Hogarth's self-portrait of 1749 (Paulson 181); the artist has been replaced by a bear representing Charles Churchill wearing preaching bands and holding a tankard of beer in one paw and a knotty club in the other; the knots in the club are labelled 'Lye 1, Fallacy (Infamous preceding the word in this state), Lye 3 ... ". The oval canvas rests on two books, on top is 'Great George Street : a list of the subscribers to the North Britons' and below 'A new way to pay old debts, a comedy by Massenger.' The dog Trump is urinating on a copy of Churchill's "Epistle to Hogarth". Leaning on the palette is a framed satirical print showing Hogarth himself (in this state in a black hat) whipping a dancing bear (Churchill) and a monkey (John Wilkes) in front of a projected tomb for William Pitt from which a cannon fires at the dove of peace"--British Museum onlne catalogue.
Bears. Caricatures. Dogs.
Churchill, Charles,--1731-1764--Caricatures and cartoons. Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Hogarth, William,--1697-1764--Caricatures and cartoons. Wilkes, John,--1725-1797.
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