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The tables turnd

Title
The tables turnd [graphic].
Publication
London : Published by John Miller, Bridge Street, and W. Blackwood, Edinburgh, [ca. 1824-1827]
Physical Description
1 print : etching ; plate mark 22.2 x 28.6 cm, on sheet 23 x 32 cm
Medium
wove paper
Local Notes
Temporary local subject terms: Invasions: French landing in Wales -- Spain: Spanish Fleet -- Reference to the battle of Cape St. Vincent, February 14, 1797 -- Newspapers: Gazette Extraordinary.
Notes
Title etched below image.
Plate from: Caricatures of Gillray, London, John Miller, [ca. 1824-1827].
Date of publication inferred from John Miller's entry in London Publishers and Printers, by Philip A.H. Brown (London, British Library, 1982).
Reduced copy of a print with the same title etched by Gillray and published by Hannah Humphrey in 1797.
Two images with caption titles on one plate; the one on the left is entitled, Billy in the Devils claws, the one on the right, Billy sendindng [sic] the Devil packing.
Summary
"A design in two compartments. [1] 'Billy, in the Devil's claws'. Fox as the Devil (left) grasps the thin and terrified Pitt round the waist, pointing with his left arm to a serried rank of French soldiers, landed from the boats of French men-of-war and marching up the steep coast. He is a grotesque hairy creature, short and heavy, with webbed wings attached to his ragged coat, a barbed tail and talons, and wearing a bonnet-rouge. He says, turning a glaring eye-ball on Pitt: "Ha! Traitor! - there's the French landed in Wales! what d'ye think of that, Traitor?" [2] 'Billy, sending the Devil packing'. Pitt kneels on one knee in profile to the right, holding up a paper: 'Gazette Defeat of the Spanish Fleet; by Sir John Jarvis.' He looks up at Fox with a contemptuous gesture and a subtly triumphant smile, saying: "Ha! Mr Devil! - we've Beat the Spanish Fleet what d'ye think of that Mr Devil?" Fox springs upwards with a terrified expression, his hands held up as if asking for mercy, his cap falls off and his tail is between his legs. On the right is the sea, with a naval battle in progress."--British Museum online catalogue, description of state with publication information.
Variant and related titles
Tables turned
Format
Images
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 19, 2008
References
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, v. 7, no. 8992A
Genre/Form
Satires (Visual works) - England - 1820.
Etchings - England - London - 1820.
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