A noble lord, on an approaching peace, too busy to attend to the expenditure of a million of the public money [graphic] / JS [monogram] ff.
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- A noble lord, on an approaching peace, too busy to attend to the expenditure of a million of the public money [graphic] / JS [monogram] ff.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1787 March 12
- Copyright Date
- [12 March 1787]
- Publication Place
- R. Phillips, Southwark
"Lord Lansdowne sits at a small writing-table, pen in hand, a number of papers before him. Three Jews (left) stand obsequiously on his right, but he turns with his enigmatic smile towards a French post-boy (right), a grotesque dwarfish man with long queue and jack-boots holding his whip and hat, who holds out to him with a cunning smile a paper inscribed: 'My dear Lord Paris 7th Jany 1783 I am happy to hear you have so nearly concluded your Alley Arrangements. The Preliminaries shall be signed coute que coute by the Time you desire, & you may rely on the Courier's arrival on the Eve of the 23d yours truly Billy Paradice [William Eden.]' Under Lansdowne's elbow is a paper inscribed 'Memorandums Pay off the Mortgage on Jesuits Colledge in Berkeley Square - Pay off Solomons any for 500£ pr Annm Inquire what Tayt will take for my Bond for 3000£ given for furniture sold at Christyes'. The foremost Jew holds out to Lansdowne a paper ... On a shelf, inscribed 'Waste Paper', in the upper right corner of the design, are three large bundles of papers: 'Ordnance Estimates', 'State of the National Debt', and 'Civil List'; two piles of documents hang from the shelf. On the wall above Lansdowne's head are two bust portraits: 'John Calvin', wearing a steeple-crowned hat, gown, and bands, and 'Ignatius Loyola', a profile portrait of Burke wearing a Jesuit's biretta as in BMSat 6026, &c. 12."--British Museum online catalogue.
Counterfeit signature; print by Gillray. See British Museum catalogue.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : aquatint & etching on laid paper ; plate mark 27.5 x 37.9 cm, on sheet 28 x 38 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 2
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1787.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Burke, Edmund,--1729-1797--Caricatures and cartoons.
Lansdowne, William Petty,--Marquis of,--1737-1805--Caricatures and cartoons.
Phillips, R. publisher.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 7150
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 85
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