The Westminster watchman [graphic].
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- The Westminster watchman [graphic].
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [approximately 1868?]
- Publication Place
- Field & Tuer
"Fox, dressed as a watchman, stands full-face, his right hand grasping his staff (inscribed 'Uprightness'), his left on his hip. Over his head is the word 'Liberty'; his lantern stands on the ground beside him sending forth rays inscribed 'Truth'. His dog (left) is 'Vigilance'. Zigzag flashes of lightning among clouds, inscribed 'Ministerial Thunderbolts', threaten him from all sides. In the background (right) two sham watchmen are running off to the right holding staves and dark lanterns, which contrast with that of Fox, which sheds its rays in all directions. The foremost is Sir Cecil Wray in military uniform, saying, "For Chelsea Ho a"; the other wearing a hooded cloak over his naval uniform is Lord Hood saying, "For Greenwich Ho a". They are followed by two dogs."--British Museum online catalogue
Title etched above image.
Attributed to Rowlandson in the British Museum catalogue.
Restrike. For original issue of the plate, see no. 6525 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6.
Plate from: Caricatures drawn & etched by those celebrated artists Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruikshanks, &c. [London] : [Field & Tuer], [ca. 1868?]
Plate originally published ca. 12 April 1784; see British Museum catalogue.
Cf. Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 1, pages 126-7.
On leaf 23 of: Caricatures drawn & etched by those celebrated artists Gillray, Rowlandson, Cruikshanks, &c.
- 1 print : plate mark 17.2 x 26 cm, on sheet 59 x 43 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Folio 724 836C (Oversize)
- Collection Title
- Leaf 23. 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 1784
Etchings England London 1868
- etching ; and wove paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Geographic)
- Subject (Name)
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Hood, Samuel Hood, Viscount, 1724-1816
Wray, Cecil, Sir, 1734-1805
Buckingham, George Nugent Temple Grenville, Marquess of, 1753-1813.
Great Britain. Parliament, 1783-1784.
Great Britain. Parliament
- Subject (Topic)
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806 > Caricatures and cartoons
Hood, Samuel Hood, Viscount, 1724-1816 > Caricatures and cartoons
Wray, Cecil, Sir, 1734-1805 > Caricatures and cartoons
Buckingham, George Nugent Temple Grenville, Marquess of, 1753-1813
Great Britain. Parliament, 1783-1784
Great Britain. Parliament > Elections
Elections > England > London
Hospitals > England > London
England > 1784
England > London > 1868
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