"Crumbs of comfort", or, Old-orthodox restoring consolation to his fallen children [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
[publisher not identified]
[ca. August 1782]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper ; sheet 25 x 35 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker and approximate date of publication from British Museum catalogue.
Possible remnants of burnished imprint in lower right, with the publisher name "E. D'Achery" faintly visible.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Mounted to 28 x 37 cm.
Abstract:
The Devil stands at the center of a mountain top with outstretched wings, dressed in lawyers wig and bands, but with horns on his head and feet with claws. On the left Fox kneels, eagerly receiving from Satan a dice box and dice, an allusion to his notorious gambling habit, while on the right Burke receives a scourge and rosary, a reference to his supposed Catholicism. A satire on the resignation of Fox and Burke after Shelburne's appointment.
Variant Titles:
Old-orthodox restoring consolation to his fallen children
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Catholicism
Clothing & dress -- England -- 1780-1790
Devil
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Gambling
Harvey, Francis
Riviere & Son
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- 1782
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1782
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
782.08.00.01+ Impression 1
Orbis Record:
6811597
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr05033
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10724635
PID:
digcoll:553338