1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate mark 27.6 x 22.1 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 "14" 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: requisition committee -- Military uniforms: French uniforms -- Dutchmen -- Wagons: baggage-wagon -- Plunder -- Money: bags of money -- Barrels.
"Two French officers collect requisitioned goods from two Hollanders. One holds out smiling an empty sack, directing an abject Dutchman on the extreme right to put in the two money-bags which he holds. The other clenches his fist and seizes the wig of a fat Dutchman. Beside him (left) are two barrels. On the ground lies a large paper book inscribed 'Requisition. \ 500 Boeufs hollandais \ 100 Millions de Numerair[e] \ 600 Moutons. 11000 Quint: de Ris. \ 60000 Frontages. \ d'Edam \ 3000 Toneaux \ de Genevre etc.' Behind (right) is a baggage-wagon, its canvas tilt inscribed 'Republique Françoise'. It is filled with packing-cases, one inscribed 'Cabinet d'Hist: nat': Two men (left) carry off sacks and cases (marked 'N° 105' and 'N° 56'). Above the design: 'Les Battus paÿent l'amende'. Text, 'Jeremiah', xiii. 19."--British Museum online catalogue.
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796.00.00.19 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. 8859 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 373
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