The Daily advertiser [graphic] : vide Dundas's speech in the House of Commons 1797 / Gillray delt.
[between 1824 and 1827?]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 28 x 21 cm
Title etched below image. Imprint from untrimmed impression in Caricatures of Gillray. Cf. Yale Center for British Art L296.32 (Folio A). Date of publication inferred from John Miller's entry in P.A.H. Brown's London publishers and printers. London: British Library, 1982. Plate from: Caricatures of Gillray. London: John Miller, [ca. 1824-1827]. Reduced copy of a print with the same title etched by Gillray and published by Hannah Humphrey in 1797. Letter 'R' in 'Treasury' etched as 'P'. Three lines of text below title: "for a dozen years past he has follow'd the business of a Daily Advertiser ... . Text differs slightly from the original 1797 Gillray print and another reduced copy. Temporary local subject terms: Treasury -- Newspapers: allusion to French newspapers-- Speeches: Dundas's speech in the House of Commons, 30 Dec., 1796 -- Bonnet rouge -- Door knockers.
"Fox (right), a news-boy (as in BMSat 8458), ragged and unshaven, stands in profile to the left, his right hand on the knocker of the gate of the 'Treasury'. He wears a bonnet-rouge on the front of which is a tricolour placard: 'Daily Advertiser' (like those worn by news-boys); his horn is thrust through his belt. He shouts: "Bloody-News! - Bloody-News! - Bloody-News!! - glorious-bloody News for old-England! - Bloody News! - Traitrous- Taxes! - Swindling-Loans! - Murd'ring-Militia's.' - Ministerail-Invasions! - Ruin to all Europe! - alarming - bloody - News! - Bloody-News!!!" The knocker is a ring in the mouth of a Medusa head with the face of Pitt. From above the spiked bars of the closed gate issues a label: 'Lord! Fellow! - pray don't keep such a knocking & Bawling there; - we never take in any Jacobin papers here! - & never open the doors for any, but such as can be trusted: True-Briton's & such!' Under Fox's left arm is a roll of 'Paris-Papers'; in his left hand a large sheet of the 'Daily Advertiser' with three columns of advertisements, headed, 'Places Wanted, Wants Places', and 'Wanted: Wanted, - a Place in the Treasury. Wanted, an Appointment in the Exchequer. Wanted, a Situation at St James's. Wants a Place a thorough-bred Secretary. Wants a Place. A Man of all Work. Wants Employt a true Greek-Patriarch. Wanted, a Place in the Pension-List. Wanted, a comfortable Annuity for Life. Wanted, a snug Sinecure for Life. N.B: The above Mouth-stoppers will be purchas'd upon any Terms; - !!! For particulars apply to the Fox & Grapes in Starvation Lane - or, at the Box & Dice in Knave's Accre'. On the wall behind his head (right) is posted a bill: 'Just Publish'd a new Edition The Cries of the Opposition, or, the Tears of the Famish'd Patriots, dedicated to the consideration of the Ministry.' After the title: 'Vide, Dundas's Speech in the House of Commons. - "for a dozen Years past, he has follow'd the business of a Daily-Advertiser, - daily stunning our Ears with a noise about Plots & Ruin & Treasons & Impeachments; - while the Contents of his Bloody-News turns out to be, only a Daily Advertisement for a Place & a Pension.'"--British Museum online catalogue.
Dundas, Henry,--1742-1811--Caricatures and cartoons. Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons. Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker. Miller, John, fl.1806-1854, publisher. Pitt, William,--1759-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
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