[London] Pubd. Novr. 24th, 1797, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street, London [24 November 1797]
[24 November 1797]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 26 x 36 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9039 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 222
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.
"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.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker] Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 Harvey, Francis Riviere & Son
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1797 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1797 Watermarks (Paper)
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