The soliloquy [graphic] / S.B.

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. Augt. 12th, 1782, by H. Humphrey, New Bond Street
[12 August 1782]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching ; sheet 29 x 22 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Abstract:
"Design in an oval. Fox with a very melancholy expression, standing with folded arms facing three quarter to left outside a closed and padlocked gate repeating Wolsey's soliloquy from Henry the Eighth. The gate fills an archway, its top being of iron spikes, the padlock is inscribed Fast. The stone arch over the gate is inscribed Treasury. On the stone wall of the Treasury building (left) are torn placards. One is a broadside, 'Last Dying Speech' headed by a print of a man hanging from a gibbet; another is headed "Gamester". Beneath the title is inscribed: "Farewell, a long Farewell to all my Greatness! this is the state of Man, to Day he puts forth the tender leaves of hopes, tomorrow Blossoms & bears all his blushing Honours thick upon him: the Third Day comes a Frost a killing Froast [sic], & when he thinks good easy Man full surely his Greatness is a Ripening, nips his Root & then befalls as I do!"--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Clothing & dress -- England -- 1780-1790
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Gates
Harvey, Francis
Locks (Hardware)
Riviere & Son
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1782
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1782
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
782.08.12.01
Orbis Record:
6814267
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr05039
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10724637
PID:
digcoll:553426