Ancient music [graphic].

[State with numbers and notes added.]
Pub'd May 10th, 1787 by S.W. Fores, Piccadilly
[1787, i.e. not before 1801]
Physical Description:
1 print on laid paper : etching & stipple engraving, hand-colored ; sheet 42 x 55 cm.
Title from item.
Printmaker from George.
Later state, with numbers and explanatory notes, hairs on the queen's face and further stippling on the king's face.
Publication date inferred from watermark.
Description based on imperfect copy; sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Elizabeth Jefferies, d. 1802 -- Mr. Ashbridge, fl. 1787 -- Joah Bates, 1741-1799 -- Allusion to Sir John Wedderburn, 1704-1746? -- Chimney sweep's implements -- Singing lawyers -- Squeking pigs -- Fighting cats -- Dispute over Richmond's fortifications -- Child demons -- Ribbon of coalition -- Circular carpets -- Royal canopies -- Dogs: demon hounds -- Royal parsimony -- Birds: paraket -- Owls -- Kensington Common -- Literature: allusion to Peter Pindar's Ode upon ode -- Concerts: Antient music, 1787 -- Music: Serenata 'Solomon' by William Boyce -- Emblems -- Allusion to Jacobites -- Children: bous a kettle drums -- Richmond as a fishwoman -- Music books -- Performers in pyramid shape -- Star-shaped haloes -- Birch rods -- Toys: coral and bells -- Musical instruments -- Cherubs.
Old Print Shop; March 1961; Acquisitions no.: 961-3-1-226.
Watermark: R A 1801 on the left side of sheet; fleur-de-lis on the right side.
Matted to 56 x 71 cm.
Verso of former mount (49 x 60 cm), now laid in, with image in reverse of La belle assemblee.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Fores, S. W. [Publisher]
Charlotte, consort of George III, King of Great Britain, 1744-1818
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Mara, Gertrud El
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792
Pitt, William, 1759-1806
Williams-Wynn, Watkin, Sir, 1749-1789
Engravings -- England -- London -- 1801
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1801
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1787
Watermarks (Paper)
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Call Number:
Drawer 787.
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Digital version