Changing places, alias, Fox stinking the badger out of his nest [graphic].
[London] Pubd. March 22d, 1782, by W. Humphrey, No. 227 Strand [22 March 1782]
[22 March 1782]
1 print : etching, hand-colored ; sheet 25 x 36 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5964
Title etched below image. Printmaker from British Museum catalogue. Mounted to 33 x 45 cm.
"North (left) in the guise of a badger, runs off leaving a little cave under a rock. Charles Fox as a fox (right) snarls at him, while he excretes a stream inscribed "Eloquence". The badger is identified as North by a ribbon tied round his body, and by the four points of the compass in a circle on his head, his snout being inscribed "North". The fox stands over a bag inscribed "Faro Bank" from which guineas are pouring, playing-cards are strewn on the ground at his feet. In the foreground is a small bundle inscribed "Budget" within which are bars inscribed "Soap" and a small barrel inscribed "Small Beer" in allusion to the taxes proposed by North in his budget speech of 11 Mar. Behind the badger is a sign-post, the two arms of which terminate in well-drawn hands. The hand of the arm pointing left, in the direction to which North is running, holds the head of a halberd, the arm is inscribed "To Tower Hill". The other arm points downwards at the cave which the badger has left, and is inscribed "To the Treasury". Behind Fox is a terminal statue inscribed "Janus", one head being that of a bearded old man, the other that of a fox, it is crowned by a cylindrical headdress (?a dice-box) on which are two dice. The scene is a wooded landscape with hills. In the distance a hunt is in progress, a stag pursued by dogs; the foremost rider is the king, a minute figure who is falling from his horse after having leapt a gate. His crown falls from his head, his saddle, with the stirrups flying, is falling to the ground."--British Museum online catalogue.
Fox stinking the badger out of his nest
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker] Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Badgers Deer hunting Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 Foxes George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 Harvey, Francis North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792 Riviere & Son
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1782 Political cartoons -- England -- 1782 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1782
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