Dumourier dining in state at St. James's on the 15th of May, 1793 [graphic] / Js. Gy. desn. et fect. pro bono publico.
[London] Pubd. March 30th, 1793 by H. Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street [30 March 1793]
[30 March 1793]
1 print : etching with engraving on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 31 x 37 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8318 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 168
Title from text in image. Text following title: Vide his own declaration, as printed by the Anti-levelling Societies. Dedication etched below image: To the worthy members of the Society at the Crown & Anchor ... Sheet trimmed within plate mark. Temporary local subject terms: Battles: Allusion to French defeat at Neerwinden, 18 March 1793 -- Cutlery: baronet's red hands on spoons -- Societies: Crown & Anchor -- Coronets: inverted coronets on sauce boats -- Furniture: Gothic chairs -- Male costume: bonnet rouge -- Male costume: cooks' clothing -- Emblems: tricolored cockades -- Mitres -- Crowns: broken crown -- Table settings -- Food: frogs -- Mats -- Emblems -- Cap of Liberty -- Dishes: royal gold -- Swords -- Sansculottes. Old Print Shop ; June 1961 ; Acquisitions no.: 961-6-1-40.
"Dumouriez (right) sits in a gothic chair (reminiscent of the Coronation chair), at the royal dinner-table. Three cooks advance towards him, wearing bonnets-rouges with tricolour cockades, aprons, and over-sleeves. They are Fox, the foremost, proffering the steaming head of Pitt; at his belt, in place of a cook's knife, hangs a dagger. Sheridan, on Fox's left, proffers a dish on which steams a broken royal crown. On the extreme left Priestley enters in profile to the right, holding up a dish containing a mitre. The dishes have a garnish of frogs. All look with eager courtesy towards Dumouriez, who sits with famished expectancy, a dagger in one hand, a fork in the other. He is much caricatured, thin, and unshaven, with straggling hair and long pigtail. He wears a large feather-trimmed cocked hat, lace ruffles, a gold-laced and ragged military tunic, a tattered shirt over bare legs. His plate bears the royal arms; other gold plate is in the form of inverted coronets and of a Communion cup with the letters 'SIH' (reversed). Two spoons are decorated with the red hand of a baronet. These objects indicate that Dumouriez has come to overthrow the monarchy, the Church and hereditary rank. On the back of his gothic chair is a red cap of 'Libertas'. ..."--British Museum online catalogue.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker] Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Dumouriez, Charles François Du Périer, 1739-1823 Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 Harvey, Francis Pitt, William, 1759-1806 Riviere & Son Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1793 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1793
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