The address of the Protestant dissenting ministers ... [graphic]
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- The address of the Protestant dissenting ministers ... [graphic]
- Alternative Title
- From secret treason civil strife, may God preserve our sovereign's life ...
- Sayers, James, 1748-1823, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [8 March 1805]
- Publication Place
- publisher not identified
"Eight dissenting ministers, headed by Dr. Abraham-Rees, approach the King with an address whose inscription is the only title; it continues: 'in & about the Cities of London & Westmr We your Majesty s loyal and faithful...' Rees, a bulky 'Encyclopedia' in his coat-pocket, puts one foot on a step leading to a doorway within which are visible the legs of the seated King, and his right. hand, which rests on a wall-box from which issues a paper: 'Bramah Patent Water [C]losets'. Just outside the door, holding his long wand of office, Salisbury, the Lord Chamberlain (actually Dartmouth, cf. British Museum Satires No. 10283A), stands stiffly looking over the heads of the Addressers, who are ushered in by a beef-eater on the extreme left. Rees is scarcely caricatured except for a grotesque stalk-like neck which issues absurdly from a wide coat-collar. Behind him is Theophilus Lindsey, holding his hat and a big umbrella. Most of the other six are probably portraits, but two may be generalized sectaries with lank hair. All have sour, apprehensive expressions. A quasi-Tudor window suggests St. James's Palace. A whole length portrait of Charles I is issuing from the frame, one hand held up in horror. Over the door of the inner closet are the Royal Arms."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched on scroll in image.
Signed with the monogram of James Sayers.
Date from British Museum catalogue, which notes that this plate was not published.
Six lines of verse in three columns below image: From secret treason civil strife, may God preserve our sovereign's life; And guard his court from these tormentors, fanatics, democrats, dissenters; Addressing knaves who sin and pray, and kiss like Judas to betray.
1 print : aquatint with etching on wove paper ; plate mark 34.6 x 40.5 cm, on sheet 38 x 41.2 cm.
Contemporary pencil annotations in lower margin note that the plate was "unpublish'd" and that the subject matter deals with the "address on his Majesty's escape from assassination."
Mounted on leaf 56 of James Sayers's Folio album of 144 caricatures.
- 1 print : plate mark 34.6 x 40.3 cm, on sheet 41.5 x 49.4 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Folio 75 Sa85 810
- Collection Title
- Leaf 56. Folio album of 144 caricatures.
- Collection/Other Creator
- Sayers, James, 1748-1823.
- Collection Date
- [London], [between 1782 and 1810]
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1805
Aquatints England London 1805
Annotations (Provenance) 19th century
- aquatint with etching ; and wove paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Geographic)
- Subject (Name)
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Salisbury, James Cecil, Marquess of, 1748-1823
Rees, Abraham, 1743-1825
Lindsey, Theophilus, 1723-1808
Popham, Home Riggs, 1762-1820
Saint James's Palace (London, England),
- Subject (Topic)
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 > Caricatures and cartoons
Salisbury, James Cecil, Marquess of, 1748-1823 > Caricatures and cartoons
Rees, Abraham, 1743-1825 > Caricatures and cartoons
Lindsey, Theophilus, 1723-1808 > Caricatures and cartoons
Popham, Home Riggs, 1762-1820 > Caricatures and cartoons
Saint James's Palace (London, England)
Politicians > England
England > 1805
England > London > 1805
Eldon, John Scott, Earl of, 1751-1838 > Ownership
Sayers, James, 1748-1823 > Ownership
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