The presentation, or, The wise men's offering [graphic] / Js. Gy. d. et fect.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
[9 January 1796]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.8 x 34.9 cm, on sheet 31 x 49 cm
Title etched below image. Temporary local subject terms: Furniture: cradles -- Lighting: chandelier.
"A stout and florid woman holds up on her two large hands the baby princess, face downwards. The infant holds out her arms towards the Prince of Wales, who advances tipsily through a doorway (right), and touches her hand. He is dishevelled, with unlatched shoes and ungartered stockings; his garter, inscribed 'honi soit', dangles round his right leg. He is followed by M. A. Taylor, on the extreme right, who carries on his head a wicker cradle ornamented with the Prince's feathers. Behind the infant are Fox and Sheridan, stooping obsequiously to kiss her posteriors; Fox clutches her long robe which reaches to the floor. In the background rows of guests are freely sketched, drinking (?) caudle from two-handled cups. The two on the extreme left and in the front row resemble Sandwich and Erskine (to whom a man (not dressed as a servant) hands a tray of steaming cups)."--British Museum online catalogue.
Wise men's offering
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Charlotte Augusta,--Princess of Great Britain,--1796-1817--Caricatures and cartoons. Erskine, Thomas Erskine,--Baron,--1750-1823--Caricatures and cartoons. Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons. George--IV,--King of Great Britain,--1762-1830--Caricatures and cartoons. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher. Riviere & Son Binding. Sandwich, John Montagu,--Earl of,--1718-1792--Caricatures and cartoons. Sheridan, Richard Brinsley,--1751-1816--Caricatures and cartoons. Taylor, Michael Angelo,--1757-1834--Caricatures and cartoons.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8779 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 199
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