Out of place Hors d'emploi. [graphic] =
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- Out of place Hors d'emploi. [graphic] =
- Alternative Title
- Hors d'emploi
Dighton, Robert, 1752-1814, artist.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.
- Published / Created
- 2 Sepr. 1784.
- Publication Place
- Printed for & sold by Carington Bowles, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Published as the act directs
Two politicians out of office sit shivering in a garret with very downcast expressions. The man on the left writes on a paper entitled 'Abusing Administration', with other similar papers scattered at his feet and those of his partner. Their landlady presents a unpaid bill for their lodging; a tattered print pinned to the wall behind, depicting an anchor inscribed 'Hope'. Both men are much thinner than in the companion print celebrating their corrupt practices: "In place. En emploi." A tattered curtain partially obscures the diamond-paned windows. On the right shelves hold dishes and a broken candle stuck in a bottle as a lamp; below the shelves is a chair and a nearby chamber pot
Title from caption below image, in English and French.
Numbered "540" in lower left corner.
Companion print numbered "539" in lower left corner: In place. En emploi.
Artist from Sotheby's catalog: Watercolours by Robert Dighton, 23 February 1978, lot 32.
For an earlier version of this print see Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 4, pt. II, no. 3773.
Also included in the design is a list of ways of obtaining places.
No. 29 in a bound in a collection of 69 prints with a manuscript title page: A collection of drolleries.
Bound in half red morocco with marbled paper boards and spine title "Facetious" in gold lettering.
1 print: mezzotint, on laid paper, sheet 35.2 x 25.0 cm.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark.
- 1 print : plate mark 35 x 25 cm, on sheet 36 x 26 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Folio 75 C697 770
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1784
Mezzotints England London 1784
- mezzotint ; and laid paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Topic)
England > 1784
England > London > 1784
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