A British minister worshipping the meridian sun [graphic]
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- A British minister worshipping the meridian sun [graphic]
- Carey, William Paulet, 1759-1839, printmaker
- Humphrey, G. 1773?-1831?, publisher.
- Published / Created
- July 5th 1786.
- Publication Place
- Published by G. Humphrey No.48 Long Acre
"George III is seated (left) on a rectangular altar bending forward, his posteriors bare and irradiated like a sun. He wears a crown; he bends forward as if to caress three fanged serpents emerging from the altar, inscribed, 'The King of Prerogative'. A pair of hands emerges from clouds: one has taken the sceptre from the King's hand, the other is about to remove his crown. Pitt (right) kneels behind the altar, holding out a scroll, the 'Irish Propositions' ... Behind him is a bundle of papers held together by a scroll inscribed 'Provision for the Boghouse 1785'. They are: 'Petition to the [Pa]rliament'; 'Manchester Remonstr[ance]'; 'from Glasgow'; 'Rights of the People'; 'Westminst[er] Petition'; 'Popula[r] Resentment'. Behind the bundle is a pyramid inscribed 'Sacrifices to Liberty The Gracchi', 'De Witt', 'Gaveston', 'Mortimer'; a hand pointing from the apex to Pitt is labelled, 'The next to fall'. In the distance is a ruined temple: 'Temple of Freed[om] a British ruin'. On the side of the altar on which the King is seated is a medallion surmounted with crossed axes inscribed 'Prerogative of the People'. It encloses a severed head in a bowl inscribed 'Charles I'."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Attribution made by George: Maria Closetool allusion to Maria Cosway.
Allusion to the Irish proposition of 1785 with an allusion to Maria Cosway's painting: A Persian going to adore the sun.
Watermark in center of sheet.
- 1 print : sheet 22.7 x 26.8 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1786
Etchings England London 1786
- etching & engraving ; and laid paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain
- Subject (Name)
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Pitt, William, 1759-1806
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Ireland. Parliament. House of Commons
- Subject (Topic)
- Politics and government
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 > Caricatures and cartoons
Pitt, William, 1759-1806 > Caricatures and cartoons
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons > Resolutions
Ireland. Parliament. House of Commons > Resolutions
Great Britain > Politics and government > 1760-1789
England > 1786
England > London > 1786
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