St. George's Volunteers charging down Bond Street after clearing the Ring in Hyde Park & storming the dunghill at Marybone [sic] [graphic] / Js. Gy. invt. & fect.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
[1 March 1797]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25.5 x 35.7 cm, on sheet 30 x 40 cm
Title etched below image; words 'the French' scored through and replaced with the words 'down Bond Street,' the latter being inserted above the line using a caret. Temporary local subject terms: Volunteer corps: St. George's Volunteers -- Bond Street.
"Three grotesque and ill-matched soldiers charge rapidly and fiercely down the pavement. Their bayonets threaten three women who flee in terror, only legs, petticoats, and an upraised arm being visible on the extreme right. One soldier, very thin and ragged, wears a busby, the next, who is fat, wears a huge cocked hat with a damaged brim, the third, who is small, wears a peaked helmet with a spiky plume. The uniform coats with epaulettes are worn over frilled shirts and ragged breeches. Behind the three march others of the company, wearing busbies, and holding their muskets against their shoulders. In the background shop-windows are freely sketched."--British Museum online catalogue.
St. George's Volunteers charging the French after clearing the Ring in Hyde Park ...
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher. 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. 8991 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 221 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 183
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