Dumourier dining in state at St. James's on the 15th of May, 1793 [graphic] / Js. Gy. desn. et fect. pro bono publico.

Pubd. March 30th, 1793 by H. Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street
[30 March 1793]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with engraving on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 31 x 37 cm
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.
Associated Names:
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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