The poor blacks going to their settlement [graphic].
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- The poor blacks going to their settlement [graphic].
- Dent, William, active 1783-1793, printmaker
- Published / Created
- Jany. 12, 1787.
- Publication Place
- Pub'd as the act directs for the proprietor, by E. Macklew, No. 9, Haymarket
"The Prince of Wales and his adherents are travestied as negroes; the Prince stands in a doorway inscribed 'Brookes Rectifier of Spirits', which is represented as a debtor's prison: the heads of George Hanger and Burke are seen through a barred window on the left outside which hangs a basket inscribed 'Pray Remember us Poor Blacks'. Both are naked, except for Hanger's accustomed cocked hat (cf. BMSat 6924), and Burke's biretta (cf. BMSat 6026). The Prince wears a girdle of leaves, a helmet feathered like the head-dress of a Red Indian, but decorated with the triple ostrich plume, and his ribbon and star. He holds out his hands in consternation at the approach of Fox and North (as a woman), their arms interlaced, their faces contorted with grief (cf. BMSat 6193, &c). Fox's hat is inscribed 'Carlo Crusoe'; on his breast is a placard: 'We were unfortunately cast away in the British Channel on board the Portland East Indiaman' (an allusion to the defeat of the Coalition on Fox's India Bill, and probably an imitation of the placards of begging seamen). Their scanty garments are ragged; from North's Garter ribbon hangs a placard: 'Ruined by the American War'. Behind them is another couple with arms interlaced: Lord George Gordon (not a negro) with a black man who carries a primitive stringed instrument, his cap inscribed 'Man Friday'. He is perhaps intended for Sheridan. Gordon flourishes a paper inscribed 'Defence of the Blacks by Lo[rd] G------G------' and says "By all the glories of mischief they have no right to send us to Africa". At the end of the procession Thurlow with a raised stick chases a negro wearing a cap inscribed 'Purveyor', who resembles Weltje, except that he is short and fat, and says, with clasped hands, "O! Oh! - bless your heart Massa Beetle-brow - if you no lick apoor neger man he'll pimp for you.""--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Statement following imprint: ... of whom may be had the new, very popular and comprehensive print entitled "The French treaty reviewed", &c, &c.
Mounted to 29 x 43 cm.
- 1 print : sheet 21.6 x 38.5 cm
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1787
Etchings England London 1787
- etching ; and laid paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Hanger, George, 1751?-1824
Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Thurlow, Edward Thurlow, Baron, 1731-1806
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792
Weltje, Louis, 1745-1810
Gordon, George, Lord, 1751-1793
- Subject (Topic)
- Black people
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830 > Caricatures and cartoons
Hanger, George, 1751?-1824 > Caricatures and cartoons
Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797 > Caricatures and cartoons
Thurlow, Edward Thurlow, Baron, 1731-1806 > Caricatures and cartoons
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816 > Caricatures and cartoons
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 > Caricatures and cartoons
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792 > Caricatures and cartoons
Weltje, Louis, 1745-1810 > Caricatures and cartoons
Gordon, George, Lord, 1751-1793 > Caricatures and cartoons
England > 1787
England > London > 1787
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