Anticipation, or, The approaching fate of the French Commercial Treaty [graphic].
- Anticipation, or, The approaching fate of the French Commercial Treaty [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Approaching fate of the French Commerical Treaty
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Copyright Date
- [not before January 1787]
- Publication Place
- W. Holland, No. 50 Oxford Street
- "The interior of the House of Commons, the Speaker in his chair, the two clerks, Hatsell and Ley, writing at the table on which is the mace. The members are represented by dogs, some having human faces; in the foreground four ministerial hounds (left) and four opposition leaders (right) tear violently at a paper inscribed 'Commercial Treaty'. On the right benches opposition hounds are in hungry cry after their leaders, on the left the ministerialists are gnawing bones with eyes fixed on the contest. The four Government dogs, who have human faces, are Pitt, a lean greyhound, his collar inscribed 'Fawning-Billy'; next him Dundas, his collar 'Treasurer Navy'; next Pepper Arden, his collar 'At. Gen', and last, Archibald Macdonald, his collar 'Sol. G.' Opposite these are North, wearing his ribbon, gnawing greedily, and Fox tearing ferociously (these two have quasi-human heads), Burke, a dog wearing spectacles, and Sheridan, his collar inscribed 'Sc. for Scan[dal]'. Three yelping puppies fawn on Fox, one of whom is probably intended for Grey. Behind the Speaker's chair stand members of the House of Lords, scandalized at the uproar. Spectators look down from the galleries."--British Museum online catalogue.
Date of publication based on imprint from earlier state that has been scored through but is still visible: Pubd. Jany. 16th 1787 by Mrs. Jackson, Mary-le-bone Street, Golden Square.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 25.1 x 36.2 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 2
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1787.
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain--Politics and government--1760-1789.
- Subject (Name)
Alvanley, Richard Pepper Arden,--Baron,--1745-1804--Caricatures and cartoons.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Burke, Edmund,--1729-1797--Caricatures and cartoons.
Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
Grey, Charles Grey,--Earl,--1764-1845--Caricatures and cartoons.
Hatsell, John,--1743-1820--Caricatures and cartoons.
Holland, William, active 1782-1817, publisher.
Macdonald, Archibald,--Sir,--1747-1826--Caricatures and cartoons.
Melville, Henry Dundas,--Viscount,--1742-1811--Caricatures and cartoons.
North, Frederick,--Lord,--1732-1792--Caricatures and cartoons.
Pitt, William,--1759-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley,--1751-1816--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. 7128
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 84
- Orbis Record