A preparatory sketch for an unpublished caricature illustrating a scene in a large Georgian kitchen. In front of the open hearth a bull is roasting on a spit as a large-bottomed man (Grenville) sits beside it basting the meat. The dish beneath it is inscribed ‘Broad bottom dripping pan’. Other dishes around the room are labeled as are the pools of fat in the dripping pan; some legible notes include plum pudding and mock turtle.
- Artist: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist.
- Title: [John Bull roasted] [art original] / J. Gillray.
- Production: [England], [ca. 1805]
Drawings G41 no. 8 Box D300
Acquired November 2018
A man with a queue wig and wearing spectacles (right) sits expectantly at a small round tea table set for two; his hands on the table clutch his knife and fork, his napkin tied around his neck like a bib. He leans forward as he eyes the food approach carried by a woman in a mop cap and wearing spectacles who stands full length (left) holding a long handled frying pan heaped high with dark ashes. He says, “Come, come, Dame isn’t my eggs and bacon done yet. I’m literally famish’d in waiting.” She replies, “I am very sorry to inform your worship that just as I had done ’em so nice all this here soot fell into the pan.”
- Creator: Grant, C. J. (Charles Jameson), active 1830-1852, artist.
- Title: The hungry epicure disappointed [drawing].
- Created: [England, between 1830 and 1852?]
Catalog Record & Digital Collection
Drawings G761 no. 8 Box120
Acquired November 2013