Photo, Print, Drawing Bank-notes, paper-money, French-alarmist, O, The devil, the devil!--Ah! Poor John-Bull!! / Js Gy, inv. et fect.
About this Item
- Bank-notes, paper-money, French-alarmist, O, The devil, the devil!--Ah! Poor John-Bull!! / Js Gy, inv. et fect.
- Print shows William Pitt the Younger as a bank-clerk offering a handful of bank-notes to John Bull, who holds out his hand for the notes as Charles James Fox says to him "Dont take his damn'd Paper, John! insist upon having Gold, to make your Peace with the French, when they come" and Richard Brinsley Sheridan says "Dont take his Notes! nobody takes Notes now! - they'll not even take Mine!" John Bull answers: "I wool take it! - a' may as well let my Measter Billy hold the Gold to keep away you Frenchmen, as save it, to gee it you, when ye come over, with your domn'd invasion" as other Foxites raise their hands in warning and Charles Stanhope stands in profile. Alexander Wedderburn, Lloyd Kenyon, and William Grenville carry large sacks of notes on their heads in the distance and a bill headed: 'Order of Council to the Bank of England' is posted on the counter.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist
Created / Published
- [England] : [H. Humphrey New-Bond Street], [1 March 1797]
- - Pitt, William,--1759-1806
- - Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806
- - Sheridan, Richard Brinsley,--1751-1816
- - Stanhope, Charles Stanhope,--Earl,--1753-1816
- - Rosslyn, Alexander Wedderburn,--Earl of,--1733-1805
- - Kenyon, Lloyd Kenyon,--Baron,--1732-1802
- - Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville,--Baron,--1759-1834
- - John Bull (Symbolic character)--1790-1800
- - Money--England--1790-1800
- Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1790-1800.
- Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1790-1800
- - Title transcribed from item.
- - Publisher, publication date, and other information from the British Museum.
- - Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum / by Mary Dorothy George, v. 7, no. 8990A
- - Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
- 1 print : hand-colored etching ; sheet 17 x 24 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- PC 1 - 8990A (A size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ds 14194 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ds.14194
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- LC-DIG-ds-14194 (digital file from original)
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Chicago citation style:
Gillray, James, Artist. Bank-notes, paper-money, French-alarmist, O, The devil, the devil!--Ah! Poor John-Bull!! / Js Gy, inv. et fect. England, 1797. [England: H. Humphrey New-Bond Street, 1 March] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2007676674/.
APA citation style:
Gillray, J. (1797) Bank-notes, paper-money, French-alarmist, O, The devil, the devil!--Ah! Poor John-Bull!! / Js Gy, inv. et fect. England, 1797. [England: H. Humphrey New-Bond Street, 1 March] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2007676674/.
MLA citation style:
Gillray, James, Artist. Bank-notes, paper-money, French-alarmist, O, The devil, the devil!--Ah! Poor John-Bull!! / Js Gy, inv. et fect. [England: H. Humphrey New-Bond Street, 1 March] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2007676674/>.