Term below, or, The road to retribution [graphic].
Lewis Walpole Library > Term below, or, The road to retribution [graphic].
- Term below, or, The road to retribution [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Road to retribution
- Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker
- Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1846, publisher.
- Published / Created
- Publication Place
- Pubd. 1818 by T. Tegg, 111 Cheapside
"Judges and barristers, variously mounted, and bunched together, are galloping towards Hell, where flames rise from a pit (right). They are led by the Devil, black and naked, with webbed wings, who rides the skeleton of a horse and grasps a sceptre inscribed 'P'. In front two demons, dressed as postilions, act as outriders riding together on a smaller horse's skeleton. The foremost flourishes two rolled documents: 'B[ill] of Indictment' and 'Exparte Information', and shouts: "D--n your lazy bones make haste, do'nt you see what company we have got." The other has a document inscribed 'Declaration' and cries: "Come Gentlemen do'nt be chop fallen tho' we have no juries you will have justice done ye--!" Nearest the spectator is Ellenborough mounted on a tiger, his head concealed, but identified by his wig and gown, his bulk, and his words (to the Devil): "You infernal Imp what are you grining at an be d--d to you!!" [cf. No. 12808]. Next him is the Chancellor, Eldon, on a horse; he says: "Throw it into Chancery, and I'll warrant it will lay there long enough." Beside these two are two barristers (perhaps the Attorney-General and the Solicitor-General, Shepherd and Gifford); one holds his nose, saying, "Curse it what a smell of Brimstone, one would think we were all going to Hell." The other, who rides a (?) fox, leans forward, to address the Devil: "I say Friend do you think we can put off the trial till next term." The Devil answers: "Indeed Friend Botherem we have no put off's in our court, Justice and Dispatch is the Law that guides us." A third barrister (left) sits facing his horse's tail, addressing a miserably emaciated and ragged man who is at the back of the procession on a wretched horse; he holds a 'Writ of Error' and says: "Egad I am afraid I shall not be up to the practice of this court, but with your assistance we shall have time to breathe a little." The other, who personifies the 'Long Vac[ation]', the name being on a scarf round his hat, answers: "Yes! yes! the long Vaccation has given many a poor fellow time to breathe, and brought their Tormentors to their last gasp!" In the background (left) a crowd of pedestrians advances with a banner inscribed 'Supaena' [sic]; above them hovers a demon."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Eight lines of verse below image, four on each side of title: These are the realms of unrelenting fate, and awfull Radamanthus rules the state ... Drydens Virgl.
Plate numbered "183" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 3.
Also issued separately.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark on top edge.
- 1 print : plate mark 25 x 35 cm, on sheet 26 x 37 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Collection Title
- V. 3. Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror.
- Collection/Other Creator
- Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809.
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1818
Etchings England London 1818
- etching ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
Ellenborough, Edward Law, Baron, 1750-1818
Eldon, John Scott, Earl of, 1751-1838
Shepherd, Samuel, Sir, 1760-1840
Gifford, Robert Gifford, Baron, 1779-1826
Ellenborough, Edward Law, Baron, 1750-1818 > Caricatures and cartoons
Eldon, John Scott, Earl of, 1751-1838 > Caricatures and cartoons
Shepherd, Samuel, Sir, 1760-1840 > Caricatures and cartoons
Gifford, Robert Gifford, Baron, 1779-1826 > Caricatures and cartoons
England > 1818
England > London > 1818
Johnstone, Henry Arthur > Ownership
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