Changing places, alias, Fox stinking the badger out of his nest [graphic]
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- Changing places, alias, Fox stinking the badger out of his nest [graphic]
- Alternative Title
- Fox stinking the badger out of his nest
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker
- Field & Tuer, publisher.
- Published / Created
- [22 March 1782] and [approximately 1868?]
- Publication Place
- Pubd. March 22d, 1782, by W. Humphrey, No. 227 Strand and Field & Tuer
"North (left) in the guise of a badger, runs off leaving a little cave under a rock. Charles Fox as a fox (right) snarls at him ... The badger is identified as North by a ribbon tied round his body, and by the four points of the compass in a circle on his head, his snout being inscribed "North". The fox stands over a bag inscribed "Faro Bank" from which guineas are pouring, playing-cards are strewn on the ground at his feet. In the foreground is a small bundle inscribed "Budget" within which are bars inscribed "Soap" and a small barrel inscribed "Small Beer" in allusion to the taxes proposed by North in his budget speech of 11 Mar. Behind the badger is a sign-post, the two arms of which terminate in well-drawn hands. The hand of the arm pointing left, in the direction to which North is running, holds the head of a halberd, the arm is inscribed "To Tower Hill". The other arm points downwards at the cave which the badger has left, and is inscribed "To the Treasury". Behind Fox is a terminal statue inscribed "Janus", one head being that of a bearded old man, the other that of a fox, it is crowned by a cylindrical headdress (?a dice-box) on which are two dice. The scene is a wooded landscape with hills. In the distance a hunt is in progress, a stag pursued by dogs; the foremost rider is the king, a minute figure who is falling from his horse after having leapt a gate. His crown falls from his head, his saddle, with the stirrups flying, is falling to the ground."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched below image.
Restrike, with "J. Gillray fecit" added in lower right corner and with scatology removed from image. For original issue of the plate, see no. 5964 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5.
Plate from: Caricatures drawn & etched by those celebrated artists Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruikshanks, &c. [London] : [Field & Tuer], [ca. 1868?]
Temporary local subject terms: Prudery.
On leaf 12 of: Caricatures drawn & etched by those celebrated artists Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruikshanks, &c.
- 1 print : plate mark 25.7 x 37 cm, on sheet 59 x 43 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Folio 724 836C (Oversize)
- Collection Title
- Leaf 12. Caricatures drawn & etched by those celebrated artists Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruikshanks, &c.
- Collection/Other Creator
- Tuer, Andrew White, 1838-1900, collector.
- Collection Date
- [London] : [Field & Tuer], [ca. 1868?]
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1782
Etchings England London 1868
- etching ; and wove paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792
- Subject (Topic)
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820 > Caricatures and cartoons
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 > Caricatures and cartoons
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792 > Caricatures and cartoons
England > 1782
England > London > 1868
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