St. George & the dragon [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. June 13th, 1782, by H. Humphrey, New Bond Street
[13 June 1782]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.7 x 35.1 cm, on sheet 27 x 37 cm
Notes:
Title from item.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Abstract:
Admiral Rodney is depicted vigorously attacking a large dragon which clutches his leg. The dragon's wings are decorated with fleur-de-lys and it breathes fire and frogs (alluding to Rodney's 1782 victory over the French fleet, a triumph which was not well-received by the Ministry). On the left Charles James Fox attempts to stay Rodney, offering him a baron's coronet and saying "... you have done enough, I will now make a Lord of you, and you shall have the happiness of never being heard of again."
Variant Titles:
Saint George and the dragon
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Topics:
Admirals -- British -- 18th century
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Clothing & dress -- England -- 1780-1790
Dragons
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Harvey, Francis
Military uniforms -- British -- 18th century
Rivier
Rodney, George Brydges Rodney, Baron, 1719-1792
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:
782.06.13.02+
Orbis Record:
6787834
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr04999
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10723632
PID:
digcoll:553505