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An excrescence - a fungus, alias, An heir upon a dunghill not taking any calls from his spawn

Title
An excrescence - a fungus, alias, An heir upon a dunghill not taking any calls from his spawn [art original].
Production
Brighton, England, [10 March 2021]
Copyright Notice Date
Brighton, England : Steve Bell, 2021
Physical Description
1 drawing : pen and ink and watercolor ; image 17.5 x 29.5 cm, on sheet 23 x 31 cm
Notes
Title written in ink below image in artist's hand.
Signed and dated by the artist in upper left corner.
"© Steve Bell 2021.10.3.4601. After James Gillray."-- Written in ink in the artist's hand in the upper left corner of image.
With a stamp on the verso with the artist's name, address, contact information, and copyright date.
"Belltoons.co.uk"--Written in ink in artist's hand in the upper right corner.
"Belltoons.co.uk"--Embossed on lower right of sheet.
With a second sheet of paper hinged on top with the number: 4601-10-3-21.
Provenance
Purchased from the artist, April 2021.
Summary
Published in The Guardian on 10 March 2021: "Drawn in the wake of the appearance of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan in a television interview with Oprah Winfrey, it was inspired by the revelation that Prince Charles was not taking any calls from his second son, now self-exiled with his wife in Hollywood. While one's sympathy for some of the richest people on the planet is more than a little stretched, some of Meghan's complaints were clearly genuine and heartfelt, while the response of the institution itself was frankly vicious. It seems no accident that the first mixed race member of the Royal Family should be treated with such disdain. After all, whatever gave her the right to come over here, hypnotise an innocent prince and steal him from the bosom of his dysfyuctional family?"--Steve Bell. A parody of Gillray's print "An excrescence, a fungus, alias, A toadstool upon a dung-hill".
Variant and related titles
Heir upon a dunghill not taking any calls from his spawn
Format
Images
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 24, 2021
References
Steve Bell, An Excrescence - a Fungus, alias, An Heir upon a Dunghill not Taking any Calls from his Spawn. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Cite as
Steve Bell, An Excrescence - a Fungus, alias, An Heir upon a Dunghill not Taking any Calls from his Spawn. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Genre/Form
Political cartoons.
Caricatures.
Satires (Visual works)
Ink drawings.
Watercolors.
Citation

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