Pillars of the Constitution [graphic] / Js. Gillray invt. & fect.

Published/Created:
[London]
Publish'd Feby. 1st, 1809, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street
[1 February 1809]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching with aquatint on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 37 x 27 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Text below title, in lower right: Three o'clock & a cloudy morning.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Alfred Bowditch Collection; December 1966; Acquisitions no.: 966-12-10-57.
Mounted to 41 x 29.5 cm.
Abstract:
"Sheridan (left) and the Duke of Norfolk, bloated and senile, stagger tipsily on the pavement of St. James's Street, walking from the door of 'Brooks's' (right) which they have just left. Lamps light the fac╠žade of the club, part of which is visible with three (lighted) windows on the first floor. Sheridan holds the Duke's right arm, and raises his right fist in a rhetorical gesture, saying, "And now, have at the Ministry, Damme!"; in his pocket are papers: 'Motions for to Badger Ministry'. The Duke says: "and Now for the Majesty of the People!" From his coat-pocket projects a bottle of 'Port'."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Harvey, Francis
Norfolk, Charles Howard, Duke of, 1746-1815
Riviere & Son
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1809
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1809
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
809.02.01.02+
Orbis Record:
9149254
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr11129
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10964550
PID:
digcoll:974010