The dog tax [graphic] / X.

Creator:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 36 x 25 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker identified as Gillray in the British Museum catalogue.
Ten lines of verse in two columns below title: New grievances so thickly come, and taxes fall so hard sir ...
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
CtY-LW
Temporary local subject terms: Taxes: allusion to the Dog Tax, April 1796 -- Gibbets.
Abstract:
"Two dogs with human faces hang from a gibbet inscribed 'not Paid for'; two others stand beneath, looking up at them with complacent triumph, these are 'To be Paid for'. The gibbet is formed of two uprights with a cross-bar. The pendent dogs who face each other in profile with expressions of despair are Sheridan (left) and Fox (right); their necks are linked by a chain. Fox has a fox's brush (as in BMSat 8796). He urinates upon Dundas who is immediately beneath him, facing Pitt. Dundas is a fat mongrel, Pitt a lean greyhound (as in BMSat 8797)."--British Museum online catalogue.
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
Harvey, Francis--Ownership.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
Melville, Henry Dundas,--Viscount,--1742-1811--Caricatures and cartoons.
Pitt, William,--1759-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
Riviere & Son Binding.
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley,--1751-1816--Caricatures and cartoons.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1796.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1796.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
796.04.12.01+
Auchincloss Gillray v. 4
Orbis Record:
8067515
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr08760
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8794
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 201
OID:
11105985
PID:
digcoll:976685