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War

Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • OLS CARI-ROB 755
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Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Publisher location
  • England
  • No. 51 New Bond Street, London
Publisher
Date Created
  • issued 09-03-1783
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Abstract
  • British Museum No. 6187“A scene in the House of Commons, a characteristic attack by Fox and Burke on North during North's ministry. The figures of Fox and Burke are rising from clouds, as if to suggest a vision of past debates. The H.L. figure of the Speaker in his chair (1.) is faintly sketched; North (1.) stands below him on solid ground. All are in attitudes characteristic of the speakers: North, his back to the spectator, his r. arm raised, is saying, want of candor y liberally our misfortunes entirely owing to Opposition. Fox, standing full-face, and looking towards North, raises his r. arm, his fist clenched, saying, / sould hold myself Infamous if I ever formed a con-nection with him! — deserve the Ax! — disgrace! infamy! — shame! incapacity ignorance! corruption! — love of place! blunders, wants, weaknesses, gross stupidity hardly conceivable that so much Pride Vice and Folly can Exist in the same Animal. The words of the speakers are etched beneath them. Burke (r.) stands in profile to the 1., bending forward and gesticulating violently, both hands raised with clenched fists above his head. A composite selection from Fox's speeches, including the famous speech of 8 March 1782, Pari. Hist. xxii. 1139, to show the monstrous nature of the Coalition, an anticipation of the method used so effectively in the pamphlet. The Beauties of Fox, North, and Burke selected from their Speeches.”(Source: George)
Collection title
  • Robinson Collection of Caricatures
Series title
  • Robinson Collection of Caricatures
Provenance
  • Presented to the Library of Trinity College Dublin in 1996 by Nicholas K. Robinson.
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Medium
  • ink
Support
  • paper (fiber product)
Culture
  • Irish
Digital Object Id
  • OLS-CARI-ROB_0755
Source
  • 0042997

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