A peep into Friar Bacon's study [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. March 3d, 1784, by W. Humphrey, No. 227 Strand
[3 March 1784]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching ; sheet 26 x 37 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Mounted to 28 x 41 cm.
Abstract:
In a room reminiscent of a magician's study, the King, dressed in a cloak as Friar Bacon (a necromancer of popular fable), evokes visions of the royal power while the brazen head speaks. Each vision is represented by a large medallion inscribed, "Constitution," and shows a different balance of power between the king and both houses of Parliament. On the left, Fox, Burke, and North, peek in through an open door, appearing alarmed. On the right, a number of men walk down the "back stairs." The first of them, carrying a conspirator's lantern and led by the devil, is Lord Temple.
Associated Names:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810 [Publisher]
Topics:
Bacon, Roger, 1214?-1294
Buckingham, George Nugent Temple Grenville, Marquess of, 1753-1813
Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792
Pitt, William, 1759-1806
Wiza
Topics:
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1789
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1784
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1784
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:
784.03.03.02+ Impression 1
Orbis Record:
6981172
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr05430
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10727435
PID:
digcoll:947404