Blue & Buff Charity

Made:
1793 in London
publisher:
Hannah Humphrey
maker:
James Gillray

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Blue & Buff Charity; - or - The Patriarch of the Greek Clergy applying for Relief. / Js Gy [James Gillray] des. et fect. ; Pubd June 12th 1793 by H. Humphrey, No.18 Old Bond St [London]. - 1793. - 1print: etching, col., trimmed to platemark 35 x 42 cm. - Caricature, mainly political satirising the subscription raised for Charles James Fox after his Coalition defeat over the India Bill; featuring Charles Mahon Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope/3rd Lord Stanhope (1753-1816), politician and scientist; Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), theologian and scientist, Edward Hall the apothecary (secretary to the Whig Club and Charity Committee), Hall's pocket holding syringe and medicine bottle labelled W Pitt, Charles James Fox (1749-1806), Whig statesman; Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), dramatist and parliamentary orator; Michael Angelo Taylor (circa 1757-1834), politician; John Horne Tooke (1736-1812), radical politician, philologist; all holding daggers and begging for alms, after subscription agreed at meeting at the Crown & Anchor Inn on 5 June; gas street lamp, t.r. [BM8331]

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1984-567
type:
print
credit:
Edmunds, A.
status:
Permanent collection

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