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Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man...

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... More

The twelve months represented by Lilliputian figures

The twelve months represented by Lilliputian figures

Scene in January, showing couple keeping warm in winter clothing; and scene in February, showing couple, in masquerades, holding hands. Each scene framed by elaborate ornamental and pictorial borders. Forms par... More

Monsieur Perrukesmore a French cavalier, & Sir Penitent Pig-back a Catalonian pilgrim

Monsieur Perrukesmore a French cavalier, & Sir Penitent Pig-back a Cat...

Two Lilliputian figures, a French landholder, and a Catalonian pilgrim headed for the Holy Land confront each other. Includes explanatory verse and ornamental and pictorial border.

Fee Simple, a councellor and Beau Bungey, a cringing courtier

Fee Simple, a councellor and Beau Bungey, a cringing courtier

Two Lilliputian figures, a lawyer and a courtier, or landholder, stand discussing the means by which the courtier will settle his estate. Includes explanatory verse and ornamental and pictorial borders. Forms p... More

Characters & caricaturas / W. Hogarth fecit.

Characters & caricaturas / W. Hogarth fecit.

Print shows numerous faces drawn by English painter and cartoonist William Hogarth to illustrate what he considered the difference between "characters" (faces drawn from nature) and "caricaturas" (faces with ex... More

The Contrast a French prisoner in England, an English prisoner in France.

The Contrast a French prisoner in England, an English prisoner in Fran...

Political cartoon showing French prisoner in England seated at table with plum pudding and woman serving him a large beef roast; in France a skinny English prisoner looks with disgust at food being served to hi... More

Mr. Timothy Rack Rent, an old miserable landlord, & his neighbour Lease-hold, a country attorney

Mr. Timothy Rack Rent, an old miserable landlord, & his neighbour Leas...

Landlord telling leaseholder he is raising his rent. "Printed for John Spilsbury, engraver, map and print seller, in Russel-Court Covent-Garden." No. 6. Unprocessed in PC 3 - Addenda (A size).

Councellor double-fee

Councellor double-fee

Man dressed in legal robe probably judge, sitting at table stacked with legal books & documents, saying, "open to all parties", and holding out to two men who are giving him money. Forms part of : British Carto... More

Pandemonium college, or The battle of the bulls, bears, and lame ducks, as fought in 'C--ge- Alley

Pandemonium college, or The battle of the bulls, bears, and lame ducks...

Political cartoon showing animals as humans at stock market, and poem decrying stock jobbing. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library ofg Congress).

[Caricature of a woman dancing]

[Caricature of a woman dancing]

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Caricature of musician or actor dancing, with a cat at his feet]

[Caricature of musician or actor dancing, with a cat at his feet]

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[A Bailiff and an attorney--a match for the Devil]

[A Bailiff and an attorney--a match for the Devil]

A satire on attornies and bailiffs. Lawyer, in his office, holding papers marked, "Middlesex to Wit -- Jno. Doe & Richd. Doe ..."; he converses with a rough man, with a cudgel under his arm, who holds case insc... More

The Reforming constable, or, The biter bit / Capt H---invt ; Cap B-- Sculp.

The Reforming constable, or, The biter bit / Capt H---invt ; Cap B-- S...

Cartoon showing constable entering house, "in search of the sons and daughters of the Devil", and finding his wife committing adultery in a brothel. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library ... More

An election entertainment at Brentford

An election entertainment at Brentford

A party of freeholders of Middlesex, seated at a table, dining, during the election of a M.P. for the county, Dec. 1768, when Sergeant Glynn, Wilkes's friend and counsel, opposed Sir William Beauchamp Proctor,... More

Destaing. Shewing how he cut the English mens head off

Destaing. Shewing how he cut the English mens head off

Charles Henri Estaing holding cat by tail in one hand and sword in another.

The Young repentent brought to a bed of justice

The Young repentent brought to a bed of justice

Cartoon showing blindfolded judge seated alongside a second judge, who is pointing to a pregnant girl. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

A Methodist, love feast. The gosple wife, or the bellows lecture

A Methodist, love feast. The gosple wife, or the bellows lecture

Political cartoon showing man and woman at door and priest hiding under table. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

The butchers wife dressing for the Pantheon / P. Dawe, st.

The butchers wife dressing for the Pantheon / P. Dawe, st.

Political cartoon showing wigged woman at dressing table looking in mirror. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

An old fox tarr'd and feather'd

An old fox tarr'd and feather'd

Print shows title page illustration of caricature of John Wesley as a fox in clerical robes. Title from item. Illus. in: An old fox tarr'd and feather'd / Augustus Montague Toplady. London : Printed for M. Lewi... More

The Head of--an alderman finished by cupid

The Head of--an alderman finished by cupid

Political cartoon showing man being amorous to woman stopped while making painting of another man which is being finished by cupid hovering above the painting. Forms part of British Cartoon Prints Collection ... More

The Sally from Mincing Lane to Little - Hell

The Sally from Mincing Lane to Little - Hell

Political cartoon showing man riding on carriage "annuities" over human skull by marker "5 miles to Epsom" Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress)

The Accomplish'd maid

The Accomplish'd maid

Cartoon showing woman with elaborate hairdo playing keyboard instrument and singing(?). Forms part of British Cartoon Prints Collection. (Library of Congress) No. V2, 65.

Prattle / MD.

Prattle / MD.

Print shows a full-length portrait of a man, right profile, holding hat in right hand. Includes inscription below which expresses the opinion of the character depicted regarding the progress of the war in Ameri... More

[Italian composer in England]

[Italian composer in England]

Drawing showing a caricature of a man playing piano and singing loudly as a bird, possibly a parrot, sings on a windowsill. Title from acquisition records; also referred to as "Italian composer in London" in ac... More

A side box

A side box

Two elegantly-dressed women seated in theater box, with man offering fruit to one woman. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

General Oglethorpe

General Oglethorpe

Print shows James Oglethorpe, bust portrait, right profile. Title from item. Print attributed to Charles Bretherton. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal sa... More

Judge Thumb, or - patent sticks for family correction: warranted lawful!

Judge Thumb, or - patent sticks for family correction: warranted lawfu...

Judge Buller walking in foreground, carrying bundles of rods; in the background, a man with a rod raised over his head is about to strike a woman who is running away from him. Forms part of : British Cartoon Pr... More

The Shell--born Jess-t / Ignatius Loyola invt. ; K.

The Shell--born Jess-t / Ignatius Loyola invt. ; K.

Print shows the Earl of Shelburne, full-length portrait, left profile, as a Jesuit. Title, handwritten in ink, from item. Caption: He wou'd & he wou'd not &c. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Mus... More

--Cater ... an amateur of music well known at the Queen's Arms concert in Newgate Street / J.N. 1784 ; etched by J. Nixon.

--Cater ... an amateur of music well known at the Queen's Arms concert...

Print shows an elderly man sitting on a bench, holding a violin, with a music stand in front of him.

Reform and no reform, or the lovely pair's gentle fracas

Reform and no reform, or the lovely pair's gentle fracas

Print shows "with the Head of Boreas", Lord North, standing to the left of a platform labeled "Reform Janus", and "with the Head of Reynard", Charles Fox, standing on the right; on the platform is a devil/human... More

Such things are--Such things were

Such things are--Such things were

Six figures comparing "modern" fashions to "ancient" fashions. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Il faut rendre à César ce qui est à César et a la nation ce qui est à la nation

Il faut rendre à César ce qui est à César et a la nation ce qui est à ...

Print shows a man sitting at a table rendering accounts, standing before the table is a cleric holding a bag of money which he apparently refuses to add to the bags on the table, standing behind the table with ... More

Il faut donc mourir puis qu'il n'i a plus de son

Il faut donc mourir puis qu'il n'i a plus de son

Print shows a pig sitting upright on the ground, dressed in ecclesiastical vestiments, on the right is a member of the Third Estate holding a long staff and a bell-like device on a string which he holds up befo... More

Beauties of fashion & c. ("Belzebub Blacklegs")

Beauties of fashion & c. ("Belzebub Blacklegs")

Head and shoulders caricatures of 31 persons. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

La France reçoit des trois ordres les voeux de toutes la nation et les presentent à Louis Seize et à Mr. Necker

La France reçoit des trois ordres les voeux de toutes la nation et les...

Allegory showing France as a woman receiving from the three estates (clergyman, nobleman, and peasant) the wishes of the nation and presenting them to King Louis XVI and Jacques Necker, who was recalled to offi... More

Le Souhait accompli v'la comme j'avions toujours désiré que ça fut.

Le Souhait accompli v'la comme j'avions toujours désiré que ça fut.

Cartoon showing three men representing the three estates (clergyman, nobleman, and peasant) embracing and standing on red, white, and blue sheets marked "haine," "grandeurs," and "benefices." (National Assembly... More

[Three panel cartoon representing the change in condition of French peasants, union of the Three Orders (clergy, aristocracy, and people), and miserable plight of peasants]

[Three panel cartoon representing the change in condition of French pe...

Print shows a three panel cartoon representing the change in condition of French peasants, union of the Three Orders (clergy, aristocracy, and people), and miserable plight of peasants Title devised by Library ... More

Sans vous je périssoit

Sans vous je périssoit

Allegory showing three soldiers saving "France" who is falling from a cliff and a monument to the taking of the Bastille in the background. Title from item. Possibly purchased by George IV from William Holland ... More

Liste de MM les Deputes de la noblesse de Paris

Liste de MM les Deputes de la noblesse de Paris

Aristocrats in carriage drawn by two lions on their way to Versailles for the meeting of the Estates General; fierce lion at front; figure of the Republic with club on high platform behind; list of the deputies... More

Reveil du Tiers Etat, ma feinte, il doit tems que je me revillise, car l'opression de mes fers me donnions le cochemar un peu trop fort

Reveil du Tiers Etat, ma feinte, il doit tems que je me revillise, car...

Clergyman and aristocrat recoiling from figure representing Third Estate, who is picking up chains and guns; storming of the Bastille in background.

La Nation française assisteé de Mr. De la Fayette terrasse le despotisme et les abus du regne feodal qui terrassaient le peuple

La Nation française assisteé de Mr. De la Fayette terrasse le despotis...

Marquis de Lafayette assisting the French nation (Marie) trampling figure in sarcophagus with wings and hair of snakes while nude figure is attached by serpents. Title from item. Possibly purchased by George IV... More

L'assembleé des aristocrates

L'assembleé des aristocrates

Print shows a tightly composed group of caricatured heads, including a few animal heads, of the aristocracy. Title from item. Forms part of: French Political Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress).

House-breaking, before sun-set

House-breaking, before sun-set

British caricature showing man with musket "constitution" shooting bullets "resolve" from Treasury at man "truth" with hatchet and staff "loyality", man with axe "presumptive rights", man with crowbar "begum so... More

Dédiée l'Assemblée Nationale--Liste de MMr. les Deputes de Paris a l'Assemblée nationale / Laurent Guyot.

Dédiée l'Assemblée Nationale--Liste de MMr. les Deputes de Paris a l'A...

Deputies of the Third Estate in a carriage drawn by two sheep and two bulls on their way to the Versailles directory; dishevelled lion; figure of the Republic with anchor on low platform behind; list of deputie... More

Le Pied de nez ou l'aristocratie ecrasée

Le Pied de nez ou l'aristocratie ecrasée

Aristocrat with crown, clergy with long noses, triumphant figures of the Republic, destruction of the aristocracy.

Eh bien, J-- F--, dira-tu encore vive la noblesse?

Eh bien, J-- F--, dira-tu encore vive la noblesse?

Print shows a man, possibly Joseph-François Foullon, on his hands and knees with a woman of the Third Estate, a sword at her side, riding on his back. Title from item. de Vinck, 2950 Blum, 206 Forms part of: Fr... More

Don Dismallo running the literary gantlet

Don Dismallo running the literary gantlet

Print shows Edmund Burke in fools dress receiving lashes on his bare back as he runs a gauntlet of his peers which also includes Justice holding a sword, and Liberty, with staff topped with a liberty cap, who h... More

Frontispiece to Reflections on the French revolution

Frontispiece to Reflections on the French revolution

Print shows Edmund Burke on bended knee as though proposing to a vision which appears before him of Marie Antoinette, while a cherub touches his head with a firebrand emitting the sparks of romance. Title from ... More

Smelling out a rat; or the atheistical-revolutionist disturbed in his midnight "calculations"

Smelling out a rat; or the atheistical-revolutionist disturbed in his ...

Print shows Richard Price seated at a desk, he turns to look over his right shoulder at a vision of an enormous Edmund Burke, his spectacles, nose, and hands emerge from the haze, a crown in one hand and a cros... More

Marche du Dom Quichotte moderne pour la deffence du Moulin des Abus

Marche du Dom Quichotte moderne pour la deffence du Moulin des Abus

Print shows the Prince de Condé as Don Quixote on a white horse and vicomte de Mirabeau (Mirabeau Tonneau) as Sancho Panza riding on a barrel-shaped ass on wheels, surrounded by a ragged group of counterrevolut... More

[Madame d'Eon alias Chevalier D'Eon]

[Madame d'Eon alias Chevalier D'Eon]

Caricature of Charles Eon de Beaumont dressed as a woman. Windsor Collection. Forms part of: British cartoon Prints collection (Library of Congress).

France ; England

France ; England

Political cartoon showing "France" with man kneeling and presenting crown to old woman on throne with other women standing, three of them with heads on poles. "England" with man sitting on crate "general excise... More

L'entreé-franche - je me suis ruine pour l'en gresser - la fin du compte je ne sait pu én faire

L'entreé-franche - je me suis ruine pour l'en gresser - la fin du comp...

Print shows Louis XVI as a pig with fish on his head forming the horns of cuckoldry, on a hind leg is a tether held by a man of the Third Estate. Title from item. de Vinck, 3989 Forms part of: French Political ... More

Taking physick, or, The news of shooting the King of Sweden

Taking physick, or, The news of shooting the King of Sweden

British caricature showing the King and Queen sitting in latrine, above which is part of the royal arms, the lion looking down and excreting. They look in horror at Pitt, who tells them of the shooting of Gusta... More

Modern hospitality, or A friendly party in high life

Modern hospitality, or A friendly party in high life

Print showing Lady Archer, the Prince of Wales (later King George IV), the Countess of Buckinghamshire, and Charles Fox engaged in a game of faro as spectators observe. Title from item. "A scene at a faro-table... More

A voluptuary under the horrors of digestion / Js. Gy. design et fecit.

A voluptuary under the horrors of digestion / Js. Gy. design et fecit.

Caricature of George IV as the Prince of Wales, languid with repletion, leaning back in an arm-chair, at a table covered with remains of a meal, holding a fork to his mouth. His waistcoat is held together by a ... More

Défaite des contre révolutionnaires, commandés par le petit Condé

Défaite des contre révolutionnaires, commandés par le petit Condé

Print shows the retreating counterrevolutionary army of the Prince de Condé following its failed attempt to restore the monarchy in France. Among the caricatured cast of counterrevolutionaries forming Condé's a... More

Derniere procession constitutionelle pour l'Enterrement du serment civique qui se fera le 1792

Derniere procession constitutionelle pour l'Enterrement du serment civ...

Procession of priests with long noses, with Archbishop of Paris, Gobel, in front and mythical creature holding casket of civil oaths bringing up rear. Represents priests who were against the civil constitution ... More

The End of Pain. The last speech, dying words, and confession of T.P. / T.O. [Ovenden] fecit.

The End of Pain. The last speech, dying words, and confession of T.P. ...

Cartoon showing Thomas Paine being hanged. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Sir Thomas Bond Bart

Sir Thomas Bond Bart

Print showing Sir Thomas Bond, full-length portrait, right profile, carrying an umbrella under right arm. Title from item. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

A modern belle going to the rooms at Bath

A modern belle going to the rooms at Bath

Print showing two porters carrying an elegantly dressed woman in a sedan chair. Title from item. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 889... More

Cries of London / Rd. Newn. del. et. fecit.

Cries of London / Rd. Newn. del. et. fecit.

Four town criers peddling "shillelees, ballads, Bedfordshire tails, and Scotch whiskey." Forms part of British Cartoon Prints Collection ( Library of Congress)

Cries of London / Rd. Newn. del. et sculp.

Cries of London / Rd. Newn. del. et sculp.

Four town criers peddling "lily white sand," "Scotch crowdy," "roses and lilies," and the last crier announcing the theft of "five hundred guineas." Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library ... More

Cries of London / Rd. Newn. del. et. fecit.

Cries of London / Rd. Newn. del. et. fecit.

Four town criers announcing "Rare news! bloody news! Ireland is sunk in the bog of Allen! The ... French Army is totally destroyed ..." ; "Any-bad-schillings!" ; "Bill o' the play, your honour" ; "Rare Norfolk ... More

L'Anarchiste. Je les trompe tous deux / Son. Petit, peintre, sculpsit.

L'Anarchiste. Je les trompe tous deux / Son. Petit, peintre, sculpsit.

Two faced figure of anarchist deceiving figures representing Republicans and Jacobins.

The friend of humanity and the knife-grinder,-scene. The borough, in imitation of Mr. Southey's sapphics,-Vide. Anti-Jacobin, p. 15

The friend of humanity and the knife-grinder,-scene. The borough, in i...

George Tierney and a knife-grinder pushing his wheelbarrow in front of an ale-house. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

New morality; or The promis'd installment of the high-priest of the Theophilanthropes, with the homage of Leviathan and his suite / Js. Gillray, inv. & fect.

New morality; or The promis'd installment of the high-priest of the Th...

Print shows French politician and Theophilanthropist Louis Marie la Révellière-Lépaux standing on a three-legged stool perched upon a stone dais reading Religion de la N[ature] to surrounding caricatures of peo... More

The rival managers

The rival managers

Print shows Prime Minister William Pitt and Richard B. Sheridan arguing while seated at a table. Title from item. Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Familiar ghosts. Sketch 1. Ghost of a village lawyer

Familiar ghosts. Sketch 1. Ghost of a village lawyer

Cartoon of a well-dressed man with a large head being kept at a distance by peasant man holding a pitchfork. Imp. London Published by SWFores No 50 Piccadilly June 4 1799-Folios of Caricatures Lent. No copyrigh... More

A lilliputian auction / Woodward del ; Cruikshank st.

A lilliputian auction / Woodward del ; Cruikshank st.

Comic scene: an auction of painting of Queen Cleopatra painted by Corregio; a parody of connoisseurship. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Mistaken abilities / Woodward del.

Mistaken abilities / Woodward del.

Print shows several individuals, each believing they are better suited to a particular occupation other than the one they are currently engaged in, such as a farmer that wants to be a doctor or an attorney that... More

La Machine infernale / gravé par Bonnefoy.

La Machine infernale / gravé par Bonnefoy.

Man with knife lighting powder keg on wagon at Rue Nicaise, a reference to the attempt of Napoleon's life in late 1800. "Enregistrè á la Bibliotheque Nationale."

British vessels. Described for the use of country gentlemen

British vessels. Described for the use of country gentlemen

British cartoon showing seven women, with different shapes and different types of clothing described as ships. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection ( Library of Congress)

The caricaturist's apology / Giles Grinagain in.et f.

The caricaturist's apology / Giles Grinagain in.et f.

Large man holding a club and caricature of himself, threatens a kneeling caricaturist. Forms part of: British cartoon Prints collection (Library of Congress).

The Corsican-pest;-or-Belzebub going to supper

The Corsican-pest;-or-Belzebub going to supper

The Devil with demons roasting Napoleon on a pitchfork in the flames of Hell. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Destruction of the French gun-boats-or-Little Boney & his friend Talley in high glee

Destruction of the French gun-boats-or-Little Boney & his friend Talle...

Cartoon showing Napoleon, sitting on the shoulder of Talleyrand, gleefully peering through a large rolled document, "Talleyrand's plan for invading Great Britain", at the channel, where the French flotilla is b... More

Evacuation of Malta

Evacuation of Malta

Addington squats over cocked hat into which he evacuates papers including "Egypt," "Guadeloupe," and last, "Malta," Napoleon holds him by the cravat and threatens him. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Co... More

General Monkey and General Wolfe!!

General Monkey and General Wolfe!!

Print shows Napoleon I, wearing a large hat, carrying a long sword, and having a body where his shoulders rest on his waist, cowering before the large ogre-like figure of John Bull. Title from item. Forms part ... More

An Experiment with a burning glass

An Experiment with a burning glass

Caricature showing British soldier frying small figure of Napoleon with light through a magnifying glass. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

The king of Brobdingnag and Gulliver

The king of Brobdingnag and Gulliver

King George III in military uniform, holds a tiny Napoleon in the palm of his hand while inspecting him with a spy-glass.

Buonaparté pie / Woodward delin.

Buonaparté pie / Woodward delin.

Caricature of British person holding small figure of Napoleon on fork toward mouth. Form part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Buonaparte, 48 hours after landing!--Vide John Bulls home-stroke, armed en masse / Js. Gillray des. & fect.

Buonaparte, 48 hours after landing!--Vide John Bulls home-stroke, arme...

Head of Napoleon dripping blood, held high on a pitch fork by a British volunteer soldier, "John Bull." Other volunteers gather around. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

French invasion - or - Buonaparte landing in Great-Britain

French invasion - or - Buonaparte landing in Great-Britain

Cartoon showing Napoleon and his army, on seashore, fleeing from English soldiers with a British flag and two cannons on a low sandy cliff. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress)

Armed-heroes / Js. Gillray inv. & f.

Armed-heroes / Js. Gillray inv. & f.

Cartoon showing Addington, saying "Who's afraid? ...", and Napoleon facing each other defiantly across a narrow channel. Behind Addington on the front bench in the House of Commons is Hawkesbury saying, "Ah who... More

John Bull offering Little Boney fair play

John Bull offering Little Boney fair play

Bare chested sailor, "John Bull," standing in English channel with arms akimbo, looking at Napoleon, whose head looks over top of fortification on the French coast. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Colle... More

Doctor Sangrado curing John Bull of repletion-with the kind offices of young Clysterpipe & Little Boney - a hint from Gil Blas / Js. Gillray invt. & fect.

Doctor Sangrado curing John Bull of repletion-with the kind offices of...

Cartoon showing Addington saying, "courage John Bull-courage", as he bleeds arm of John Bull, who is supported by Hawkesbury, who repeats "courage Johnny". Napoleon holds out his hat to catch the blood, "West I... More

German-nonchalence;-or-, the vexation of Little-Boney / Js. Gillray inv. & fct.

German-nonchalence;-or-, the vexation of Little-Boney / Js. Gillray in...

Cartoon showing Count Starhemberg riding past Napoleon, sniffing snuff, failing to pay his respects to him. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Death of the Corsican fox--Scene the last of the Royal-Hunt / Js. Gillray. inv & fect.

Death of the Corsican fox--Scene the last of the Royal-Hunt / Js. Gill...

King George III as a huntsman, holds up to a pack of hounds a fox with the head of Napoleon. Hounds' collars inscribed with names of naval leaders "Nelson," "Sydney S. Gardner," "Cornwallis." Men on horseback l... More

L'assemblée nationale: - or - grand co-operation meeting at St. Ann's Hill. Respectfully dedicated to the admirers of "A Broad-Bottom'd Administration" / Js. Gillray, invt. & fect.

L'assemblée nationale: - or - grand co-operation meeting at St. Ann's ...

Print shows a reception given by Charles James Fox and wife for various groups and friends of the Prince of Wales, all opposed to the government. Title from item. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British... More

The king of Brobdingnag and Gulliver

The king of Brobdingnag and Gulliver

King George III and Queen Charlotte seated on chairs of state, watch a small rectangular tank in which Napoleon as Gulliver sails his boat. Lord Salisbury stands behind king's chair. Four princesses and three p... More

The genius of France nursing her darling / T.B.:-d-lle delt.

The genius of France nursing her darling / T.B.:-d-lle delt.

Cartoon showing France, a savage virago, dandling a tiny Napoleon seated on her hand and wearing a royal robe over his military dress. Above her head she holds a rattle with bells surmounted by a crown. She gri... More

Ci-devant occupations-or-Madame Taliah and the Empress Josephine dancing naked before Barrass in the winter of 1797.-A fact! / Js Gillray dest & fect.

Ci-devant occupations-or-Madame Taliah and the Empress Josephine danci...

Josephine and Madame Tallien dance naked behind transparent drapery while Napoleon and Barras watch. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Blowing up the new opposition / Argus Invt.

Blowing up the new opposition / Argus Invt.

Group of men, possibly the Foxite faction of Parliament, shooting guns and arrows at another group of men, the "new opposition," whose guns are misfiring. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection ( Li... More

Very slippy-weather / etch'd by Js. Gillray.

Very slippy-weather / etch'd by Js. Gillray.

Cartoon shows an elderly man who has slipped and fallen on the sidewalk outside Humphrey's printing establishment at No. 27 St. James's Street, London. He is holding a thermometer which he manages keep upright,... More

Is this a rattle which I see before me / Cruikshank.

Is this a rattle which I see before me / Cruikshank.

John Philip Kemble, caricatured, plays the dagger scene in Macbeth. In front of him is magically suspended a large watchman's rattle, labelled "a word to the wise". Text refers to the personal attack made on th... More

The soldiers definition of madness / Cawse fecit.

The soldiers definition of madness / Cawse fecit.

Four frames showing how love leads soldiers to sadness which leads to drink which leads to madness. Forms part of: British cartoon Prints collection (Library of Congress).

Love and beauty--Sartjee the Hottentot Venus

Love and beauty--Sartjee the Hottentot Venus

Print shows Sarah Baartman, a South African woman known as the Hottentot Venus, mostly naked, holding a long pole and smoking a pipe. A cupid sits on her exaggerated derriere saying "Take care of your hearts." ... More

Nabobs

Nabobs

Print shows profile portraits of 20 men, called nabobs, who are representatives of the East India Company that have returned home with newly acquired wealth, generally through dubious or corrupt means. Title fr... More

The rival Richards or Sheakspear [sic] in danger

The rival Richards or Sheakspear [sic] in danger

Political cartoon showing Edmund Kean and Charles Mayne Young, both dressed as Richard III, struggling for Shakespeare, who stands between them. Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

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