The coming-on of the monsoons, or, The retreat from Seringapatam [graphic].
Lewis Walpole Library > The coming-on of the monsoons, or, The retreat from Seringapatam [graphic].
- The coming-on of the monsoons, or, The retreat from Seringapatam [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Retreat from Seringapatam
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [6 December 1791]
- Publication Place
- Pubd. Decr. 6th, 1791, by H. Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street
"Cornwallis, [It has been suggested that he is William Monson (1760-1807), then serving under Cornwallis, but as a captain in the 52nd he was not of sufficient note in England for caricature and Cornwallis's star removes all doubt of his identity. 'Monsoon' is not a pun, see BMSat 7938.] mounted on an ass, flees terror-stricken from a fortess (right) from behind the battlements of which the grinning Tipu Sultan, holding a sabre, urinates a devastating stream upon the fleeing British soldiers (right). Two cannon belch fire and smoke from loopholes. Cornwallis, wearing his Garter star, gallops past the bodies of dead soldiers, he drops his sabre and his reins, holding up his arms; his hat flies off. His ass is muzzled by a long nose-bag."--British Museum online catalogue
Title from text in top part of image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Three lines of text below image: "Whats the matter, Falstaff." What's the matter! Here be four of us, have taken a city this morning. ...
Temporary local subject terms: India -- Wars: 3rd Mysore War, 1790-1792 -- Cornwallis's retreat from Seringapatam, December 1791 -- Newspapers: satire on Cornwallis's letter in Gazette, Dec. 2, 1791 -- Literature: altered quotation from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I, ii, 4, 177 -- Military uniforms: general's uniform -- Soldiers -- Flags: Union Jack -- Fortresses -- Gun salutes -- Weapons: swords -- Asses -- Nose-bags.
- 1 print : plate mark 22.1 x 27.5 cm, on sheet 24 x 29 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1791
Etchings England London 1791
- etching ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805
Tipu Sultan, Fath ʻAli, Nawab of Mysore, 1753-1799
- Subject (Topic)
Politics and government
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805 > Caricatures and cartoons
Tipu Sultan, Fath ʻAli, Nawab of Mysore, 1753-1799 > Caricatures and cartoons
Great Britain > Politics and government > 1789-1820 > Humor
England > 1791
England > London > 1791
Riviere & Son > Binding
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley > Ownership
Harvey, Francis > Ownership
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