Presentation of the Mahometan credentials, or, The final resource of French atheists [graphic] / Js. Gy. desn. et fect.
[London] Pubd. Decr. 26th, 1793, by H. Humphrey, N. 18 Old Bond Street [26 December 1793]
[26 December 1793]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 31.7 x 37.2 cm, on sheet 33 x 39 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8356
Title etched below image. Temporary local subject terms: Turkish ambassador -- Crowns -- Thrones -- Male costume: bonnet rouge -- Female costume: fans -- Pets: Pitt as a monkey -- Turks -- Royal princesses. Sanders ; Sept. 1960 ; Acquisitions no.: 960-9-1-4. Incomplete images of two prints on verso: The Monster Broke Loose, or, A Peep into the Shakespeare Gallery and The Vulture of the Constitution.
"The King and Queen, seated on the throne (left), receive with astonished horror a deputation from Turkey. An arrogant Turk stands proffering a large rolled document with pendent seals on which are crescents: 'Powers for a new Connexion between the Port, England & France'. Beside him (left) another Turk grovels on the ground. Fox and Sheridan, kneeling with crouching humility, hold up the long cloak of the Turkish emissary; their bonnets-rouges are decorated with crescents. Behind them Priestley bows low (right). Turks with spears and banners stand behind him. To a spear topped with a crescent is attached a tricolour flag inscribed 'Vive la Republique'. Pitt, a naked mannikin, one foot on the royal dais, clutches the King's knee in terror: a chain from his wrist is attached to a royal crown lying on the ground. Behind him, and beside the throne, stands Dundas in Highland dress, tall and impassive, holding a pike. The King and Queen are much caricatured: the King stares, biting his fingers and clutching the Queen; she puts her fan before her face but looks through its sticks (as in BMSat 9528) at the Turks. The three elder princesses (not caricatured) peep from behind the throne on the extreme left."--British Museum online catalogue.
Final resource of French atheists
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker] Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Charlotte, consort of George III, King of Great Britain, 1744-1818 Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 Melville, Henry Dunda Pitt, William, 1759-1806 Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804 Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1793 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1793
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