Het committè van remotie [graphic].

Creator:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate mark 27.5 x 22.0 cm, on sheet 36 x 28 cm + 1 sheet ([1] page)
Notes:
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 "16" 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: removal committee -- Churches: Dutch churches -- Tombs -- Skeletons -- Military uniforms -- Graves: violation of graves -- Monuments: destruction of monuments.
Abstract:
"The interior of a church or crypt, indicated by a stone wall with funeral monuments, and a flagged floor in which old graves have been violated. A soldier tramples on a skeleton, another levers up a flag-stone. Behind, a boy in military uniform, in back view, urinates upon a skull. A citizen raises a mallet in both hands to deface a large monument against the wall, on which is the figure of a bearded man in sixteenth-century armour, which partly obscures the lettering on the tomb: 'Wil. . . [F]riso Princ .... Araus Na ...'. A tomb beside it (right), headed by a pyramid of skulls, is 'F. W: \ com: Nassov. \ Obiit \ Anno . . \.' There are other broken tombstones, one inscribed 'Princ: Araus'. A plumed helmet and blazoned shield lie on the ground. 'C'est ainsi qu'en Frise les amis de la liberté ont détruit jusqu'à la mémoire de leurs anciens tyrans. . . .' Text, 'Leviticus', xviii. 27."--British Museum online catalogue.
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Harvey, Francis--Ownership.
Hess, David, 1770-1843, artist.
Riviere & Son Binding.
Language:
Dutch; Flemish
English
French
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1796.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1796.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
796.00.00.21
Auchincloss Gillray v. 12
Orbis Record:
8057349
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr08677
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8861
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 373
OID:
11105933
PID:
digcoll:976623