A satire on Napoleon. A corpulent King George sits at his dining table before a large dinner plate with utensils decorated with his crest in gold. From a hollow upright bone pops an image of the slight Napoleon in full uniform with his arms posed to box. Above King George’s head are etched the lines: “There you little insignificant pigmy, I’ve bone’d you.”
Printmaker: Williams, C. (Charles), active 1797-1830, printmaker.
Title: The King’s dwarf plays Gulliver a trick [graphic].
Published: [London] : Pubd October 18th 1803 by S.W. Fores 50 Piccadilly [18 October 1803]
“George III, half length, stands in profile to the left, holding a tiny Napoleon on the palm of his right hand, and inspecting him through a spy-glass. He says: “My little friend Grildrig, you have made a most admirable \ “panegyric upon Yourself and Country, but from what I can \ “gather from your own relation & the answers I have with \ “much pains wringed & extorted from you, I cannot but con- \ “-clude you to be one of the most pernicious, little – odious \ “-reptiles, that nature ever suffer’d to crawl upon the surface of the Earth.” He wears military uniform with a bag-wig. The only background is a dark cloud-like shadow across the lower part of the design.”–British Museum online catalogue.
In the center of a book-lined room the bookseller, with a pen behind his ear, his hands in his pockets, glasses pushed to the top of his head, stands looking down disdainfully at a manuscript being offered to him by a thin, timid looking man who stands nervously with his hat tucked under his arm. A clergyman with spectacles, his back to the two other gentlemen, perusing the shelves, stops to examine a volume. In the left foreground on the floor, in front of a library step stool, is a pile of books. Another pile of books lies in the right foreground in front of a door with a glass panel and curtains in the top half. To the left of the door is a sloping writing table with paper, ink stand, and pen.
Printmaker: Alken, Samuel, 1756-1815, printmaker.
Title: Bookseller & author [graphic] / H. Wigstead delint. ; S. Alken fecit.
Sancho sits beside his physician Pedro Rezzio who stays his hand that is posed with a fork full of meat. Two platters have already been placed on the table, and two more (one with a rabbit and the other with clams) are brought to the table by two young servant boys. On the right two ladies stand behind Sancho’s chair, one pointing to him. On the left a larger group of men, one woman, and a black man laugh at the scene around the table. In the upper left on a balcony, three musicians play for the guests below. From the lower right, a dog looks at a platter of food. A reversed copy of the original engraving by Hogarth.
Printmaker: Lewis, Frederick Christian, 1779-1856, printmaker.
Title: Sancho’s feast [graphic] / drawn by W. Hogarth ; engraved by F.C. Lewis 1830.
Edition: [Open-letter proof].
Published: London : Published for the proprietor by Messrs. Colnaghi, Son & Co. Jany. 15, 1830.
Etchings after works by: And. Mantegna, Benvenuto da Garofalo, Raffael d’Urb. Polodoro da Caravaggio, Gio. da Udine, Fran. Parmeggiano, Papin, Campagniola, Luca Cangiasio, Aug. Carracci, Ann. Carracci, Guercino, Nic. Poussin, Claudio Gillee, Rembrandt, G.F. Bolognese, Romanelle, Giacomo Cortesi detto il Borgognone, Salvator Rosa, W. Vander Veld, Carlo Marratti, and G.P. Panini.
Creator: Pond, Arthur, 1701-1758, printmaker.
Title: Soixante et dix estampes qui imitent les desseins / gravees par Mess. Pond et Knapton d’apres les tableaux originaux des maitres cy-dessous denommes.
Published:[London] : Publie par Jean Boydell, graveur, rue de Cheapside, a Londres, [between 1734 and 1747?]
A view of the interior of a busy English barracks shows a more domestic than military atmosphere although weapons and other gear adorn the walls and lay scattered on the floor. The scene includes a woman nursing a baby (left); beside her, one soldier brushes his britches while another adjusts his helmet.
Companion print: French barracks
Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827
Title: English barracks [graphic] / drawn & etch’d by T. Rowlandson ; aquatinta by T. Malton.
Published: [London] : Pub. Aug. 12, 1791, by S.W. Fores, N. 3 Piccadilly, [12 August 1791]
A view of the interior of a busy French barracks shows a more domestic than military atmosphere although weapons and other gear adorn the walls and lay scattered on the floor. The scene includes a woman nursing a baby, children playing, woman doing washing.