Loyal souls, or, A peep into the mess-room at St. James's [graphic] / Js. Gy. d. & fect.
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- Loyal souls, or, A peep into the mess-room at St. James's [graphic] / Js. Gy. d. & fect.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1797 November 14
- Copyright Date
- [14 November 1797]
- Publication Place
- H. Humprey, 27 St. James's Street
"Fifteen officers sit round a roughly made table on which are decanters and fruit. A stout officer (? Captain Dottin [Identification on print. Abel Rous Dottin was captain in the and Life Guards. 'Army List', 1797.]) right, in an arm-chair, gives the toast 'The King', all raise their glasses with varying expressions. The Duke of York, spilling his wine, looks tipsily towards Dottin. Only one man stands, straddling across the seat of his chair, a decanter of 'Tokay' in his left hand. Captain Birch, [James Birch was lieutenant in the First Life Guards, Thomas Birch a captain in the Sixteenth Light Dragoons. Ibid., 1797.] caricatured as in BMSat 9068, sits on the Duke's left. The officer on the extreme left, looking down slyly, resembles General Davies, see BMSat 9442. Next him, a very fat officer is smoking a pipe, a paper of tobacco on the table in front of him, a bottle of 'Gin' under his chair. The third profile from the left resembles that of Prince William of Gloucester. Wright and Evans add Col. Jekyl: the profile on the extreme right has a family likeness to that of Joseph Jekyll, none resembles the Col. Jekyll of BMSat 7330. All wear cocked hats. The decanters or bottles on the table are labelled 'Champa[gne]', 'Claret', 'Burgundy'. Under the table are more bottles, and empty bottles lie on the ground, with broken glasses, a pineapple, and an orange. The floor is boarded and the table roughly made, but the chairs are ornate and decorated with ormolu."--British Museum online catalogue.
- Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching & aquatint on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 27 x 37 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 9
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1797.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Davies, Thomas,--approximately 1737-1812--Caricatures and cartoons.
Frederick Augustus,--Duke of York and Albany,--1763-1827--Caricatures and cartoons.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
William Frederick,--Duke of Gloucester,--1776-1834--Caricatures and cartoons.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9037
Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 445
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 231
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