Le ministre d'etat en grand costume [graphic] / Js. Gy. d. & ft.
[London] Pubd. April 18th, 1798, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street [18 April 1798]
[18 April 1798]
1 print : etching wtih stipple on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 25 x 20 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9196 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 239
Title etched below image. First plate in the series of "Habits of new French legislators and other public functionaries." Other plates in the series have series title "French habits." Sheet trimmed within plate mark. Temporary local subject terms: French costume: Directory minister -- Coats of arms: Royal arms. Old Print Shop ; 1961.
"Fox stands full-face, hands on hips, legs astride, looking arrogantly to the right. He wears a looped hat with large ostrich feathers, long loose coat with a lace collar and long revers over a tunic with a sash which defines his vast paunch. Tunic and coat have embroidered borders. The hat and coat are black, the tunic, stockings, lining and revers of the coat are red, which is the predominating colour. On the carpet is a design of the royal arms; he straddles across them, his feet planted on lion and unicorn."--British Museum online catalogue.
Habits of new French legislators and other public functionaries ; no. 1
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 -- 1798 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1798
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