The esplanade [graphic].

Creator:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 26 x 36 cm, on sheet 30 x 40 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Temporary local subject terms: Walking staves -- Military uniforms: general's uniform -- Literature: quotation from Ovid's Metamorphoses.
Abstract:
"George III walks in back view with an awkward shuffle, his head turned in profile to the left to greet a tall general who bows. On the right another officer waits, hat in hand, for recognition. They are Lord Cathcart (1755-1843), then major-general, see BMSat 9564, and General David Dundas (under whom Cathcart had served in Holland in 1794-5), see BMSat 9026. Above the King's head is a scroll: 'Medio tutissimus ibis'. A semicircle of loyal and provincial subjects, chiefly ladies, stretches across the design, facing the King. In the foreground on the extreme left and right are an officer in back view and a (caricatured) elderly man in top-boots."--British Museum online catalogue.
Topics:
Walking.
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Cathcart, William Schaw Cathcart,--Earl,--1755-1843--Caricatures and cartoons.
Dundas, David,--Sir,--1735-1820--Caricatures and cartoons.
George--III,--King of Great Britain,--1738-1820--Caricatures and cartoons.
Harvey, Francis--Ownership.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
Riviere & Son Binding.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1797.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1797.
Format:
Image
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
797.06.01.01+
Auchincloss Gillray v. 9
Orbis Record:
8141116
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr08983
Citation:
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9019
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. 177
OID:
11106122
PID:
digcoll:976836