The nabob rumbled, or, A Lord Advocates amusement [graphic].
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- The nabob rumbled, or, A Lord Advocates amusement [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Lord Advocates amusement
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Copyright Date
- [21 January 1783]
- Publication Place
Sir Thomas Rumbold is depicted vomiting his ill-gotten wealth into a chamber pot decorated with a thistle. Kneeling beside it and embracing the chamber pot is Henry Dundas, Lord Advocate of Scotland who oversaw the prosecution of Rumbold in 1782-3. Rumbold's ankles are chained to two weights signed "Sureties," a reference to restriction on his leaving the country before the case was dropped in 1783. He is supported by his son, Captain Rumbold of 1st Life Guards, dressed in his regimentals and wearing a gorget. Behind them, an Englishman gallops on an elephant saddled with an enormous bag signed "Roupees." An Indian sitting behind him is holding a tall parasol above his head.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Text above upper left border: Political characters & caracatures of 1782. No. 1.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching & engraving on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 19 x 21 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 1
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Annotations (Provenance)--18th century.--CtY-LW
Satires (Visual works)--England--1783.
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain--Colonies--India.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Darchery, Elizabeth, publisher.
Melville, Henry Dundas,--Viscount,--1742-1811--Caricatures and cartoons.
Rumbold, Richard William,--Captain,--1760-1786--Caricatures and cartoons.
Rumbold, Thomas,--Sir,--1736-1791--Caricatures and cartoons.
- Subject (Topic)
Clothing & dress--England--1780-1790.
Gorgets (Military insignia)
Military uniforms--British--18th century.
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 6169
- Orbis Record
- Object ID (OID)