A peep into the cave of Jacobinism [graphic] / Js. Gillray invt. & fect.
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- A peep into the cave of Jacobinism [graphic] / Js. Gillray invt. & fect.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Wright, J. (John), 1770?-1844, publisher.
- Copyright Date
- [1 September 1798]
"'Truth', fully draped, her name on her belt, hurries forward, holding up an irradiated torch which directs darts of lightning at creatures in the mouth of a cave (left). This is formed by an arch of rocks, from which 'The Lethean Stream' emerges. Jacobinism, a creature with scaly legs and long serpent-like tail (like 'Sin' in BMSat 8105), naked except for bonnet-rouge and a belt inscribed 'Egalit[é]' in which is a dagger, kneels terror-struck, shrinking from the darts of Truth; he drops his pen and a mask falls from his face. His ink-bottle, inscribed 'Gall', is overturned. Beside him is a heap of pamphlets, which the lightning from Truth's torch has set on fire. They are 'Libels', 'Defamation', 'Sedition', 'Ignorance', 'Anarchy', 'Atheism', 'Abuse'. Toads crawl from under them and drop into the adjacent 'Lethean Stream'. Owls and bats fly off into the recesses of the cave. On Truth's forehead is an irradiated star; she points up with her left hand at an open book resting upon clouds: 'Anti-Jacobin Review & Mag[azine]'. Above her head fly two winged infants holding up between them a crown; one holds the cross of Religion, the other the scales of Justice."--British Museum online catalogue.
Frontispiece from: The Anti-Jacobin review and magazine, or, Monthly politique and literary censor. v. 1: 1798. London, 1798.
Text following title: "Magna est veritas et praevalebit."
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 20 x 25 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been completely digitized.
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- Auchincloss Gillray v. 4
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9243
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 247
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