The Leadenhall Volunteer drest in his shawl [graphic].

Creator:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 18.9 x 15.8 cm, on sheet 21 x 17 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Temporary local subject terms: Volunteer corps: East India Company -- Golconda, India -- Symbols: teapot -- Guns: boyonetted musket -- Elephants.
Abstract:
"The volunteer, full-face, stands at attention, holding a musket. He wears a grenadier's cap with the letters 'E.I.C' in place of 'G.R', and further decorated with a tea-pot. Round his shoulders is knotted a small flowered shawl. The fingers of his left hand are spread to display a large ring on the fourth finger. He wears gaiters drawn above the knee. He stands on a grassy mound; from the right margin projects the head of an elephant with raised trunk. In the background is a town with domes and spires, inscribed 'Golconda'. Two tiny figures carry a palanquin down a hill."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Leadenhall Volunteer dressed in his shawl
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Harvey, Francis--Ownership.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
Riviere & Son Binding.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1797.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1797.
Watermarks (Paper)--1794.--CtY-LW
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
797.03.08.02
Auchincloss Gillray v. 9
Orbis Record:
8135859
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr08918
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8993
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 221
OID:
11106075
PID:
digcoll:976771