Modern Atlas's tottering under a globe of their own formation!! [graphic].

Creator:
Fores, S. W., publisher
Williams, Charles, fl. 1797-1830, printmaker
Published/Created:
[London] :
Pubd. July 30th, 1806 by S.W. Fores, No. 50, Piccadilly,
[30 July 1806]
Physical Description:
1 print :
etching with stipple, hand-colored, on laid paper ;
sheet 242 x 347 mm.
Notes:
Title from caption etched below image.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
CtY-LW
Printmaker from George.
Abstract:
"The globe is the 'State of the Nation', a parliamentary phrase implying a vote of censure on the conduct of the Ministry. It is covered with islands in a 'Sea of Tribulation'. These are: '10.000 Pr An for an Apostate intended Princess'; 'Large Grants to relatives of decased [sic] Hero's'; 'Large Sums voted to Younger [The word has been etched over 'relatives'.] Branches of large Families'; 'Taxation Island'; 'Property Tax Assess'd Taxes Tax upon Tax' [twice], with smaller islands inscribed [four times] 'Tax upon Tax'. For the property-tax and budget see BMSats 10557,10564, &c. The 'Apostate Princess' is Mrs. Fitzherbert, in the public eye through Jefferys's pamphlet, see BMSat 10589, and the final decision of the House of Lords in the Seymour case (14 June 1806), see BMSat 10389. The 'deceased hero's' are Nelson and Rodney, Nelson's (collateral) heirs obtaining an annuity of £5,000 and a capital sum of £120,000. 'Parl. Debates', vii. 141-5 (13 May). The pension of £1,000 to Lord Rodney's son was continued to his grandson. Ibid., p. 902 (3 July). By the Royal Family Annuities Bill large additions were made to the incomes of the Duke of Clarence and his younger brothers, of the princesses, and their niece Princess Charlotte of Wales, and of the widow, son, and daughter of the Duke of Gloucester, the King's brother who died in 1805. Ibid., pp. 875, 923, 968, 1103 (2-11 July). The grants were attacked by Cobbett, see 'Pol. Reg.' x. 33 ff., 65 ff. (12, 19 July). Cf. BMSats 10697, 10704. The features of the 'Opposition Winds' are distorted, but they seem to be (r.) Canning and Castlereagh, and (l.) Perceval and Hawkesbury."--British Museum online catalogue.
Topics:
Atlas (Greek deity)
Globes
Topics:
Buckingham, George Nugent Temple Grenville,--Marquess of,--1753-1813--Caricatures and cartoons
Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons
Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville,--Baron,--1759-1834--Caricatures and cartoons
Lansdowne, William Petty,--Marquis of,--1737-1805--Caricatures and cartoons
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley,--1751-1816--Caricatures and cartoons
Sidmouth, Henry Addington,--Viscount,--1757-1844--Caricatures and cartoons
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1806
Satires (Visual works)--England--1806
Watermarks (Paper)--A Stace.--CtY-LW
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
806.07.30.01+
Orbis Record:
8543166
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr03818
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Mary Dorothy George,
v. 8, no. 10590
OID:
10961379
PID:
digcoll:973735