Two new sliders for the state magic lanthern [graphic].
- Two new sliders for the state magic lanthern [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Two new sliders for the state magic lantern
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1783 December 29
- Copyright Date
- [29 December 1783]
- Publication Place
- W. Humphry, 227 Strand
- A series of ten images showing the rise and fall of the Fox-North Coalition. In the first image, Charles Fox, shown as a fox, speaks to the crowd in front of the Covent Garden Church. In the second one, Lord North, the 'country gentleman' leading sheep on strings, makes an agreement with Fox, who leads the 'Wes[tminste]r geese' on strings. The third image shows Fox speaking to a crowd in a rotunda, while in the fourth one he is stoking a fire around a pole topped with the liberty cap and the India charter suspended from it. In the fifth image, North and Fox, sharing one coat, stand on a plinth signed, "Power." The sixth image shows Fox ascending in an air balloon while the next one shows him falling head-down into a "pitt." In the eighth image, the two politicians are being rejected by the figure of Britannia, who refuses to look at them, instead pointing to the gallows in the background. This condemnation results in their execution, together with Burke, in the ninth image. In the tenth image, all three are shown as well-known mythological sinners in Hades; Burke submerged up to his neck as Tantalus, Fox stretched on a wheel as Iion, and North as Sisyphus pushing a large boulder.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching ; plate mark 23.5 x 33.7 cm, on sheet 26 x 36 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Rowlandson v. 1
- Collection Title
- The political and humourous works of Thomas Rowlandson, 1774-1825
- Collection/Other Creator
- Harvey, Francis
- Collection Created
- Container / Volume Information
- Vol. 1 (Box 1 of 2) | Folder I-24
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1783.
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain--Politics and government--1760-1789.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Burke, Edmund,--1729-1797--Caricatures and cartoons.
Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810, publisher.
North, Frederick,--Lord,--1732-1792--Caricatures and cartoons.
Riviere & Son Binding.
- Subject (Topic)
Britannia (Symbolic character)
Access And Usage Rights
- The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 6287 and Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 2, page 389
- Orbis Record
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