Sketch for a monument of disappointed-justice [graphic].
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- Sketch for a monument of disappointed-justice [graphic].
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Copyright Date
- [9 July 1806]
"The figures are placed in an alcove recessed in a wall of heavy stones. The massive Ellenborough in wig and gown sits on a wooden seat or plank supported by Sidmouth, Lauderdale, and Stanhope, with behind, the bent posteriors and massive legs of Grenville, who is otherwise hidden by Lauderdale and by a pan suspended from the seat. This seat is 'Broad-Bottom Cabinet' [cf. BMSat 10530], the pan (shaped like that of a commode) is 'Privy Seat'. The plank rests on the shoulders of Sidmouth (l.) and Stanhope (r.); both are tall, thin, and elderly, their heads in profile to the right. The short and solid Lauderdale stands between them, with Ellenborough's feet on his left. shoulder and on Stanhope's r. arm. He is in Highland dress, holds a bonnet rouge, and stands on a large book: 'Brissots Principles of Justice'. Sidmouth holds his cocked hat, and wears the Windsor uniform; in his pocket is a bottle labelled 'Viper Drops'; beside him lies a clyster-pipe (cf. BMSat 9849). Beside Stanhope is an open book: on one page a picture of a boat, 'Justitia', exploding, with a pair of scales shot into the air; on the other: 'The Catamaran of Justice - or the last Expedition to blow up All Opposition in spite of Wind & Tide.' Ellenborough, directed to the right., holds up a pair of scales; the r. scale heavily outweighs the other; it contains a mitre and papers inscribed: 'Decision of the Peers', 'Not Guilty', 'Eldon', 'Vote of the Bishops', 'Opinion of the Eleven Judges'. In the other are a frothing tankard of 'Whitbr[ead's] Entire' [cf. BMSat 10421], and a paper: 'Impeachment'; to these Ellenborough gloomily adds his 'Sword of Justice'. Above his head is the inscription: 'FIAT IN JUSTITIA RUAT CŒLUM'; the 'in' is partly concealed by shading."--British Museum online catalogue.
A digit, perhaps a '2', precedes '9th' in imprint statement but is scored through with etched lines.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Title etched at bottom of image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 34.7 x 24.7 cm, on sheet 39.3 x 29.5 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 6
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1806.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Ellenborough, Edward Law,--Baron,--1750-1818--Caricatures and cartoons.
Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville,--Baron,--1759-1834--Caricatures and cartoons.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
Lauderdale, James Maitland,--Earl of,--1759-1839--Caricatures and cartoons.
Sidmouth, Henry Addington,--Viscount,--1757-1844--Caricatures and cartoons.
Stanhope, Charles Stanhope,--Earl,--1753-1816--Caricatures and cartoons.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10584
Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 322
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 335
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