The Daily advertiser [graphic] : vide Dundas's speech in the House of Commons / Js. Gy. d. et ft.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
[23 January 1797]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 37 x 27 cm
Title etched at bottom of image. Two lines of text below title: "--for a dozen years past, he has follow'd the business of a Daily-advertiser ..." Sheet partially trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW Temporary local subject terms: Treasury -- 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.' ..."--British Museum online catalogue.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher. Pitt, William,--1759-1806--Caricatures and cartoons. 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. 8981 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 217
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