Le coup de maitre [graphic] / Js. Gy. fect.

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. Novr. 24th, 1797, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street, London
[24 November 1797]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 26 x 36 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
One line of text following title: This print, copied from the French original, is dedicated to the London Corresponding Society.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Jacobins -- Constitutions: British Constitution -- French liberty -- Societies: London Corresponding Society -- Bonet rouge -- Shooting targets.
Old Print Shop ; 1961.
Abstract:
"Fox (right), a hairy French ruffian, lunges fiercely forward, to aim a pistol inscribed 'La Mort' point-blank at a target symbolizing the British constitution (see BMSat 8287, &c). In his left hand he holds behind him a dagger, its blade inscribed 'Fraternite'. He is coatless and wears a French cocked hat inscribed 'Liberte', with a tricolour cockade. A miniature bonnet-rouge inscribed 'Egalite' hangs from the lapel of his waistcoat. From one pocket hangs a paper: '2 7bre Certificat de Civisme'; from another: 'Delenda . . . Carth[ago]'. His shirt-sleeves are rolled, the right sleeve in tatters, his breeches torn and unbuttoned at the knee, his stockings hang in festoons round his ankles. The target hangs by a ribbon from the gnarled branch of an old oak (left), the bull's-eye is the crown, the inner ring is inscribed 'Lords', the outer 'Commons'. There is a landscape background."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Harvey, Francis
Riviere & Son
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1797
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1797
Watermarks (Paper)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
797.11.24.01+
Orbis Record:
8152979
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr09057
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10941072
PID:
digcoll:950573