De Nationale Conventie in barensnood van eene constitutie [graphic].
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate mark 27.8 x 21.9 cm, on sheet 37 x 28 cm + 1 sheet ( page)
Title etched below image. Artist identified as Hess and printmaker questionably identified as Gillray in the British Museum catalogue. Place and date of publication from British Museum catalogue. Possibly published by Hannah Humphrey. See British Museum catalogue. One of twenty plates published as a bound set entitled: Hollandia regenerata. Plate numbered "19" in upper left corner. With: Letterpress explanation in French that includes appropriate texts from the Bible in Dutch and in English. Temporary local subject terms: Holland: civil discord -- Conventions -- Surgeons -- Medical instruments: forceps -- Physicians: Dutch accoucheurs -- Monsters.
"The Convention, a creature with the body of a stout woman and with seven monstrous and demoniac heads, sits full-face in an accoucheur's chair. A little demon on the ground holds up a pitchfork. A French surgeon, smiling (right), with shirt-sleeves rolled up, holds a clumsy pair of forceps; a Dutch accoucheur, fat and senile, peers into a folio volume: 'Sectio Caes: et Sectio Synchondroseos'. '. . . L'accoucheur Français, homme experimenté, prévoit ses terribles convulsions, et s'est déja muni du forceps. Son collegue Hollandais, dont les craintes vont encore plus loin, repete la théorie de l'incision Caesarienne. Il faudrait effectivement un Caesar, pour couper court à tout proces.' Text, 'Isaiah', xiv. 29. Her fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent."--British Museum online catalogue.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Hess, David, 1770-1843, artist. 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. 8864 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 373