Political checkmate [graphic].
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- Political checkmate [graphic].
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- Publish'd by J. Field, 65 Quadrant
"A game of chess between the Tsar and the Sultan. The latter sits cross-legged on a chest, to which the chess-board, supported on legs, is attached. Nicholas, a military dandy with a hideous profile, moves a piece, saying 'Check Mate'; he has taken two castles and other pieces. With his left hand he slips a large bag of 'Roubles' into the hat of Wellington who stands behind his chair. The Duke raises two fingers, saying, 'I say's Nothing'. The Sultan clutches his turban, registering consternation; to the box on which he sits is chained a Greek (? Capodistrias) in national costume. The Emperor of Austria and King of Prussia stand behind the chess-board; the former says: 'We must look on for the present Brother.' Beside them stands a Quakerish-looking man, hands clasped and thumbs together, probably President Jackson; he says 'Um . .m.. .m.' Behind Wellington (right) are Eldon, with his hands raised in horror, saying 'Here's treatment of Old friends and Allies.' Behind him is Lyndhurst in wig and gown. Behind the Greek (left) the King of France says to his fellow-Bourbon of the Two Sicilies (identified from BM Satires No. 15865), 'Ve must take care ours turn is not de next.'"--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
British Museum catalogue suggests September or October as the month of publication in 1829.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Military dandies -- Games -- Chess -- Russo-Turkish wars -- Reference to Greece -- Turkey -- Russia -- Austria -- Prussia -- France.
Numbered in ms. at top of sheet: 222.
- 1 print : sheet 23.5 x 34 cm
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1829
Etchings England London 1829
Annotations (Provenance) 19th century
- etching ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia, 1796-1855
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852
Mahmud II, Sultan of the Turks, 1784-1839
Kapodistrias, Iōannēs Antōniou, 1776-1831
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Francis I, Emperor of Austria, 1768-1835
Frederick William III, King of Prussia, 1770-1840
Eldon, John Scott, Earl of, 1751-1838
Lyndhurst, John Singleton Copley, Baron, 1772-1863
Charles X, King of France, 1757-1836
Francesco I, King of the Two Sicilies, 1777-1830
Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia, 1796-1855 > Caricatures and cartoons
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852 > Caricatures and cartoons
Mahmud II, Sultan of the Turks, 1784-1839 > Caricatures and cartoons
Kapodistrias, Iōannēs Antōniou, 1776-1831 > Caricatures and cartoons
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 > Caricatures and cartoons
Francis I, Emperor of Austria, 1768-1835 > Caricatures and cartoons
Frederick William III, King of Prussia, 1770-1840 > Caricatures and cartoons
Eldon, John Scott, Earl of, 1751-1838 > Caricatures and cartoons
Lyndhurst, John Singleton Copley, Baron, 1772-1863 > Caricatures and cartoons
Charles X, King of France, 1757-1836 > Caricatures and cartoons
Francesco I, King of the Two Sicilies, 1777-1830 > Caricatures and cartoons
England > 1829
England > London > 1829
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