Pillars of the Constitution [graphic] / Js. Gillray invt. & fect.
[London] Publish'd Feby. 1st, 1809, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street [1 February 1809]
[1 February 1809]
1 print : etching with aquatint on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 37 x 27 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 11214 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 361 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive ac
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.
"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 façade 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.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker] Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Harvey, Francis Norfolk, Charles Howard, Duke of, 1746-1815 Riviere & Son Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1809 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1809
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