Het committè van algemeen waakzaamheid [graphic].
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate mark 27.7 x 22.1 cm, on sheet 37 x 28 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 "8" 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: vigilance committee -- Lighting: candles -- Drunkenness.
"The five members are somnolent. One stands with closed eyes, a lighted candle in each hand, with one of which he negligently sets fire to the wig of a member asleep in his chair (left). The candlesticks are inscribed 'P. V.O.' (? Prins van Oranje). Behind and on the right two sit asleep at a table on which are glasses, a tall bottle of 'Vaderlander Schied[am]', and a pipe. On the ground behind, a man lies face downwards, a glass clasped in his hand. On the floor are a paper headed 'Rotterdam' and a decapitated cock, so dealt with to prevent the crowing of the vigilant bird, which might have disturbed them. Text, 'Isaiah', xxix. 10."--British Museum online catalogue.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8853 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 373
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