The reconciliation [graphic] / J. Gillray des. & fect.

Publishd. Novr. 20th, 1804, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Str
[20 November 1804]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25.4 x 35.5 cm, on sheet 30 x 41 cm
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.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Artist]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
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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