1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate mark 27.6 x 22.1 cm, on sheet 36 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 "17" 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: confederation committee -- Emblems: seven arrows of the United Provinces, broken -- Military national guards: Dutch national guard -- Fighting -- Furniture: ladderback chairs.
"Seven men, closely grouped, fight and scuffle confusedly. On the ground (left) are the arrows of the seven United Provinces, broken and separated, a cat plays with the ribbon which binds them (the symbolical bond of union, cf. BMSat 5712). A National Guard has taken one of the arrows and drives it into the head of a man whose eye he tries to gouge out, and who grasps another antagonist by the wig. One raises a chair to smite, another empties a wine-bottle on an opponent."--British Museum online catalogue.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Hess, David, 1770-1843, artist. Riviere & Son Binding.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8862 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 373