"There's more ways than one" vide coalition expedients. [graphic]
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- "There's more ways than one" vide coalition expedients. [graphic]
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [18 February 1788]
- Publication Place
- Pubd. Feby. 18th, 1788, by H. Humphrey, New Bond Street
"A fox (Fox) climbs up a signpost from which hangs the sign of the Crown. The gibbet-shaped post is wreathed with a vine with large bunches of grapes. Fox seizes a branch and gapes greedily for a bunch just within his reach. His left leg is supported on a pile of papers, one bundle of which is inscribed 'Libels'. The topmost paper is an open book: 'Review of the Charges against Warren Hasting[s] Publishd by Stockdale'. In the doorway of the Crown Inn (right) stands Pitt, grotesquely thin except for his head; he wears an apron over the legs of a skeleton. Alarmed at the fox, he drops a tankard of beer on which is a crown. Behind him appears Thurlow, in Chancellor's wig and gown, with an expression of gloomy apprehension."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark on two edges.
Temporary local subject terms: Allusion to John Stockdale, 1749-1816 -- Alleged libel -- Libellous pamphlets -- Signs -- Signboards -- Inns: Crown -- Gibbet-shaped signpost -- Allusion to trial of Warren Hastings -- Political grapes -- Chequerboards -- Literary allusion to Aesop's fable: The fox and the grapes -- Allusion to John Logan's pamphlet, published by Stockdale: Review of the charges against Warren Hastings -- Allusion to Fox's February 14, 1788 speech -- Chancellor's wig and gown.
- 1 print : sheet 24.3 x 23.9 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- 788.02.18.01 Impression 1
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1788
Etchings England London 1788
- etching ; and laid paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818
Thurlow, Edward Thurlow, Baron, 1731-1806
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Pitt, William, 1759-1806
- Subject (Topic)
Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818 > Impeachment
Thurlow, Edward Thurlow, Baron, 1731-1806 > Caricatures and cartoons
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 > Caricatures and cartoons
Pitt, William, 1759-1806 > Caricatures and cartoons
England > 1788
England > London > 1788
Riviere & Son > Binding
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley > Ownership
Harvey, Francis > Ownership
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