The reconciliation [graphic] / J. Gillray des. & fect.
London Publishd. Novr. 20th, 1804, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Str [20 November 1804]
[20 November 1804]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25.4 x 35.5 cm, on sheet 30 x 41 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10283 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 312 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive ac
Title etched below image. Temporary local subject terms: Biblical Quotation: Parables, 'Prodigal Son', verses 16-24 -- Emblems: Rose-bush and thistle -- Reconcilliation: George III and Prince of Wales, Nov. 12, 1804 -- Acts: Union, 1784. Alfred Bowdtich Collection ; Dec. 1966 ; Acquisitions no.: 966-12-9-48. Ms. annotations along the top margin identfiy figures within the print; mounted to 32 x 43 cm.
"The King steps forward to embrace the Prince of Wales, who throws himself into his father's arms, saying, "against Heaven - and before thee, and am no more worthy------" (the words fade out). George III wears court dress, the Prince's dress is tattered and dishevelled, his pocket hangs inside out, the garter at his knee - 'Honi soit' - is loose. Behind the King stands the Queen on the door-step, half-smiling, her arms outstretched. Two pleased princesses look over her shoulder. Just outside the door stand Pitt and Moira watching the reconciliation, Pitt with a benign expression, Moira more doubtfully; both wear footmen's court-livery, of military cut; Moira wears jack-boots. Pitt holds a paper: 'New Union Act Britains best Hope', implying that he is the author of the 'Union'. Moira holds Pitt's arm. Beside the house (r.) are a tree and a balustrade, against which grow a rose-bush and a thistle. After the title: '"And he arose and came to his Father, and his Father saw him, & had compassion, & ran, & fell on his Neck, & kissed him. - Read the Parable. Verse 16th to 24th.'"--British Museum online catalogue.
Auchincloss, Hug Charlotte, consort of George III, King of Great Britain, 1744-1818 George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830 Hastings, Francis Rawdon-Hastings, Marquess of, 1754-1826 Pitt, William, 1759-1806
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1804 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1804
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