1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate mark 27.7 x 22.4 cm, on sheet 35 x 27 cm 1 sheet ( page)
Title etched below image. Artist identified as Hess and printmaker questionably identified as Gillray in the British Museum catalogue. Place and date of publication from British Museum catalogue. Possibly published by Hannah Humphrey. See British Museum catalogue. One of twenty plates published as a bound set entitled: Hollandia regenerata. Plate numbered "13" in upper left corner. With: Letterpress explanation in French that includes appropriate texts from the Bible in Dutch and in English. Temporary local subject terms: Holland: civil discord -- Committees: foreign affairs -- Military uniforms: French uniforms -- Peep-shows -- Eyeglasses -- Telescopes - Scissors -- Demons -- Allusion to the Prince of Orange's army -- Documents -- Seals.
"Two French officers stand behind three Dutchmen: one looking into a peep-show (left) inscribed 'L'Armée du Prince Frederic d'Orange', the other two seated in arm-chairs. One of the latter (centre) holds up his hands in pleased surprise; he looks through spectacles held by one Frenchman while the other is about to put a net over his face. The other (right) looks through a telescope; his shrivelled legs are in boots which may conceal cloven hoofs; he wears a cocked hat. On the ground is a torn paper, 'Garantie du Stadhouderat'; a pair of scissors grips the seal which is about to be cut off. Behind it a tiny demon digs with a spade. Text, 'Jeremiah', xiv. 14."--British Museum online catalogue.
The committee of foreign affairs.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Hess, David, 1770-1843, artist. Riviere & Son Binding.
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796.00.00.18 Auchincloss Gillray v. 12
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8858 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 373
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