The generae of patriotism, or, The Bloomsbury farmer planting Bedfordshire wheat [graphic] / Js. Gy. desn. et fect.

Creator:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
Physical Description:
1 print : aquatint, etching & engraving with stipple engraving on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 25 x 35 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
CtY-LW
Temporary local subject terms: Jacobins -- Farms: satire on Bedfordshire -- Ploughs -- Sowings -- Money: coins as seeds -- Symbols: bonnets rouges.
Abstract:
"The Duke of Bedford, a stalwart, handsome and smiling farmer, strides (left to right) across a newly ploughed field, scattering guineas from a pouch slung to his shoulder; on his back is a large sack inscribed '£'. As he sows the tips of bonnets-rouges and daggers sprout up; behind him (left) they progressively emerge more completely, and appear as little Jacobins, a raised dagger in each hand, crowding in close ranks towards the horizon, where they hail (or are smitten by) thunderbolts which dart from clouds in the upper left corner of the design and explode on reaching the ground. The soil is prepared by Fox, Sheridan, and Lauderdale: Fox's smiling face is the centre of a sun which issues from clouds and shines on Bedford. A bull (John Bull) is harnessed to a plough which is guided by Sheridan wearing a bonnet-rouge. Lauderdale (bare-headed) raises a whip to flog the weary bull."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Bloomsbury farmer planting Bedfordshire wheat
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Bedford, Francis Russell,--Duke of,--1765-1802--Caricatures and cartoons.
Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
Harvey, Francis--Ownership.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
Lauderdale, James Maitland,--Earl of,--1759-1839--Caricatures and cartoons.
Riviere & Son Binding.
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley,--1751-1816--Caricatures and cartoons.
Language:
English
Genre:
Aquatints--England--London--1796.
Engravings--England--London--1796.
Etchings--England--London--1796.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1796.
Format:
Image
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
796.02.03.01+
Auchincloss Gillray v. 4
Orbis Record:
8061615
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr08726
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8783
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 200
OID:
11105960
PID:
digcoll:976640