Pigs meat, or, The swine flogg'd out of the farm yard [graphic] / Js. Gy. d. & f.
[London] Pubd. June 22d, 1798, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James Street [22 June 1798]
[22 June 1798]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 35.5 x 25.1 cm, on sheet 41 x 30 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9230 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 245
Title etched below image. Three columns of verse etched below title: Once a society of swine, liv'd in a paradice [sic] of straw, a herd more beautiful & fine, I'm sure Sir Joseph never saw ... Temporary local subject terms: Farmyards -- Pigs -- Haystacks -- Allusion to George III as Farmer George -- Allusion to the London Corresponding Society. Peter Murray Hill, Chelsea, London ; Oct. 1958.
"Pitt and Dundas (in tartan), back to back, vigorously ply long whips against a herd of swine with human faces whom they drive through broken palings from the enclosure in which they stand (right). On the extreme left is the corner of a pound through which poke the heads of two (normal) swine, ringed and shedding tears. The swine who are being flogged have, beside their human heads, ringed snouts, both heads being enclosed in a wooden triangle. The leaders are Fox, with Norfolk (cf. BMSat 9205) on his right and Bedford (cf. BMSat 8684) on his left The others are less prominent: Erskine, Tierney, looking over Fox's back, Burdett, Derby, and Nicholls (left), while M. A. Taylor (right), smaller than the others, scampers to right instead of left. Beside the pound (left) stands a grinning yokel (John Bull); on its post is a placard: 'London Corresponding Society - or the Cries of the Pigs in the Pound'. The background is a row of conical haystacks behind which is a thatched and gabled farm-house. ..."--British Museum online catalogue.
Swine flogg'd out of the farm yard Swine flogged out of the farm yard
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker] Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Bedford, Francis Russell, Duke of, 1765-1802 Burdett, Francis, 1770-1844 Derby, Edwar Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 Melville, Henry Dundas, Viscount, 1742-1811 Norfolk, Charles Howard, Duke of, 1746-1815 Pitt, William, 1759-1806 Tierney, George, 1761-1830
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1798 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1798 Watermarks (Paper) -- 1794
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