1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 35 x 25 cm
Title etched below image. Printmaker identified as Gillray in the British Museum catalogue. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW Temporary local subject terms: Prize money -- Pictures amplifying subject: reference to Cape St. Vincent -- Pictures amplifying subject: reference to the conquest of the French West Indies -- Pictures amplifying subject: reference to contributions levied in West Indies -- Obesity.
"Sir John Jervis sits in profile to the right at a table; his left hand clutches a pile of guineas, his right fist is raised to emphasize his words which are etched below the title: 'Phaedrus: - "The first Share is mine, because, I bore my part in killing the Prey; - the Second falls to my Lot, because I am King of the Beasts; - & if any one presumes to touch the Third!!!' The table is inscribed 'Unclaimed Dividends'; on it is a book: 'Hints on St Eustatia Prize Money'. On the carpeted floor lie torn papers:  'Petition of Widow of ... . praying for payment of her Husbands dividend.'  'Humble Petition of John lost a Leg in the Battle ...'  'Starving for want of Just dividend,'  'Petition of Major. . . who lost is [?] Beauty', and others which are illegible. On the wall which forms a background is an oval picture of 'Thieves dividing the Spoil', in the centre of four oblong prints:  Two bodies hanging from a gallows inscribed 'Peculation \ Tyburn';  a map of 'St Vincents';  'Loaves & Fishes';  a map of 'Martinico' showing 'Fort Bourbon'. Jervis wears admiral's uniform with a cocked hat and jack-boots."--British Museum online catalogue.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher. Riviere & Son Binding. St. Vincent, John Jervis,--Viscount,--1735-1823--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. 8978 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 226 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 161
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