[Sir Cecil Wray in the pillory] [graphic].
- [Sir Cecil Wray in the pillory] [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Rights of the commons
- Published / Created
- 1783 June 26
- Copyright Date
- [not before 7 May 1784]
- Publication Place
- H. Humphreys, , no. 51 New Bond Street
- "Two men stand in the pillory on a small platform (left); over their heads is a cask, inscribed 'Small Beer', erected on a pole. Over the head of one left is Judas, indicating Sir Cecil Wray, over the other 'J.. k-s..n' indicating John Jackson, steward of the Duke of Newcastle and a prominent supporter of Wray, see British Museum Satires No. 6492. A large key hangs from the corner of the pillory, the emblem of the back-stairs by which Pitt and his supporters were supposed to have obtained office, cf. British Museum Satires No. 6564. Behind (right) walks a procession of maidservants who look scornfully at the victims; one carries a flag inscribed 'Tax on Maid Servants'; others, a broom, a mop, and a shovel. Immediately behind the platform the heads of a crowd, a row of staves marking the constables who stand in front, are suggested. Fox (right) stands in the foreground haranguing the crowd; he holds a Union flag inscribed 'The Rights of the Commons'. Behind him is a mob of men waving their hats, among whom Sam House is conspicuous. The scene is by the hustings in Covent Garden, the portico of the church (right) being lighdy sketched behind Fox."--British Museum online catalogue.
Date of publication based on earlier state with the imprint "Publish'd as the act directs, May 7, 1784." See British Museum catalogue.
Reissue, with new imprint statement that is antedated. See British Museum online catalogue, registration no.: 1851,0901.144.
Temporary local subject terms: Hustings -- Taxes: Tax on maidservants -- Brooms -- Mops -- Shovels -- Hats -- Election flags -- Election slogans: 'The rights of the Commons' -- Covent Garden: Piazza -- Portico of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden -- Pillories -- 'Small beer' -- Key of the Back Stairs -- Allusion to secret influence -- John Jackson, Duke of Newcastle's steward.
Text on flag within image: The rights of the commons.
Title from British Museum catalogue.
- 1 print : etching on laid paper ; plate mark 24.5 x 34.7 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 2 of 2) | Folder I-74a
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1784.
Watermarks (Paper)--J. Whatman.--CtY-BR
- Subject (Geographic)
- Westminster (London, England)--Politics and government.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
Great Britain.--Parliament--Elections, 1784.
House, Samuel,--d. 1785--Caricatures and cartoons.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
Riviere & Son Binding.
Wray, Cecil,--Sir,--1734-1805--Caricatures and cartoons.
- Subject (Topic)
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 6576
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