The loss of the faro-bank, or, The rook's pigeon'd [graphic] / Js. Gy. inv. & fec.
- The loss of the faro-bank, or, The rook's pigeon'd [graphic] / Js. Gy. inv. & fec.
- Alternative Title
- Rook's pigeon'd and Rook's pigeoned
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1797 February 2
- Copyright Date
- [2 February 1797]
- Publication Place
- H. Humphrey, New Bond Street
- "The fat and florid Lady Buckinghamshire, seated at the head of her faro-table, throws up her arms in dismay, turning towards her husband, who enters through a door (left), saying, "The Bank's stole! - we're ruin'd my Lady! - but I'll run to Bow Street & fix the Saddle upon the right horse, my Lady!" She exclaims: "The Bank stole, my Lord? - why I secur'd it in the Housekeepers-room myself! - this comes of admitting Jacobins into the house! - Ah! the Cheats! Seven Hundred gone smack; - without a single Cock of the Cards!" She fills the centre of the design, and is much larger than her husband. Her guests are crowded together on the right. A pretty young woman, Mrs. Concannon, seated on her left, clasps her hands, exclaiming, "Bank stole! - why I had a Gold snuffbox stole last night from my Table in Grafton Street." Lady Archer, on the extreme right, on the nearer side of the table, turns a corvine and angry profile towards Lord Buckinghamshire, saying, "Stole! - bless me why a Lady had her Pocket pick'd at my House last Monday." Opposite her sits Fox, wearing a hat and putting his hand over his mouth, saying, "Zounds! I hope they dont Smoke me." Sheridan looks over his shoulder, saying, "nor me". Behind Fox, Hanger stands in profile to the left, wearing a hat and holding his bludgeon; he says: "O! if they come to the Mount, if I don't tip them Shelalee" (see BMSat 8889). ... The door (left) resembles that of a strongroom, with two heavy locks and three bolts."--British Museum online catalogue.
Literature: Quotation from Nathaniel Lee's The Rival Queens, iv. ii.
One line of quoted text following title: "When Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of war!"
Sheet trimmed within plate mark on bottom edge.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 26 x 36 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 9
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1797.
- Subject (Name)
Archer, Sarah West,--Lady,--1741-1801--Caricatures and cartoons.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Buckinghamshire, Albinia Hobart,--Countess of,--1738-1816--Caricatures and cartoons.
Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
Hanger, George,--1751?-1824--Caricatures and cartoons.
Hobart, Robert,--Earl of Buckinghamshire,--1760-1816--Caricatures and cartoons.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
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. 7, no. 9078, Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 423, and Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 227
- Orbis Record