Hercules reposing [graphic] / Js. Gillray d. & ft.

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. May 7th, 1799, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street
[7 May 1799]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 26.0 x 19.8 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
No. 1 in a series of six prints with a frontispiece entitled: New pantheon of democratic mythology.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Parnassus -- Hercules -- Reference to Hercules's labors: skin of an ass as the skin of the Nemean Lion -- Reference to the Whig Club -- Weapons: clubs -- Bow and arrow -- Musical instruments: lyre -- Emblems: tricolor ribbon -- Books -- Reference to St. Ann's Hill.
Old Print Shop ; 1961.
Abstract:
"Fox, naked and hairy, sits despondently at the foot of a willow tree, from which a lyre hangs by a tricolour ribbon. His eyes are closed, his head is supported on the hand which holds a large book: 'The Beauties of St Ann's Hill'. He sits on the skin of an ass masquerading as a lion (with a lion's tail); before him are the apples of the Hesperides, rotten. His club, inscribed 'Whig Club', lies across a (blunted) arrow and a bow with a broken string. In the background Fame staggers from the temple which crowns Parnassus."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
New pantheon ; no. 1
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 -- 1799
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1799
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:
799.05.07.03
Orbis Record:
8188956
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr09464
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10941349
PID:
digcoll:950947