The weather cock of St. Stephen's vide Bewilderforce's rhapsodies on peace &ca. / [graphic]
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- The weather cock of St. Stephen's vide Bewilderforce's rhapsodies on peace &ca. / [graphic]
- Sayers, James, 1748-1823, printmaker
- Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
- Published / Created
- [14 April 1795]
- Publication Place
- Publd. 14th April 1795 by H. Humphry [sic], New Bond Street
"Wilberforce, as a weathercock, stands with his right foot poised on a pinnacle at the point of intersection of the four points of the compass. He leans forward in profile to the right, both arms stretched out towards a bird which grasps a scroll resting on clouds: 'Peace and Fraternity with France'. The bird is half-dove, and holds an olive branch in its mouth, but the left leg is that of a bird of prey, and in its talons a dagger is clasped, while the left wing is fantastically webbed. Two papers issue from Wilberforce's coat-pocket: 'Charge agt Kimber' and 'Abolition of the Slave Trade'. From his back rises a vertical spike supporting the hat of a Roundhead, its brim inscribed 'Fanaticism, Puritanism'. On its crown sits a raven, shrieking at Wilberforce the word 'Kimber'. Below (right) is the dome of a minaret terminating in the head of Fox, directing a blast of 'Republicanism' against Wilberforce which has blown him into his present position."--British Museum online catalogue, description of a variant state
Title etched below image.
Signed with the monogram of James Sayers.
Second of a set of seven prints "Outlines of the Opposition in 1795 ..."; see British Museum catalogue.
For a variant state with plate number "2" etched in upper left corner, see no. 8637 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7.
Temporary local subject terms: Opposition -- House of Commons: Motion for peace with France, 27 May 1795 -- Bills: Abolition of slave trade -- Allusion to Puritans -- Daggers -- Symbols: Dove as a symbol of peace -- Kimber, John, fl. 1795.
Mounted on page 85 with one other print.
- 1 print : plate mark 30.8 x 24.1 cm, on sheet 36 x 28 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- [State without plate number].
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Folio 75 Sa85 782 (Oversize)
- Collection Title
- Leaf 66. Folio album of 144 caricatures.
- Collection/Other Creator
- Sayers, James, 1748-1823.
- Collection Date
- [London], [between 1782 and 1810]
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1795
Etchings England London 1795
- etching ; and wove paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain
- Subject (Name)
Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
- Subject (Topic)
Politics and government
Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833 > Caricatures and cartoons
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 > Caricatures and cartoons
Great Britain > Politics and government > 1789-1820
England > 1795
England > London > 1795
Eldon, John Scott, Earl of, 1751-1838 > Ownership
Sayers, James, 1748-1823 > Ownership
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