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Gillray (James). London Corresponding Society alarm'd - Vide Guilty Consciences, 1798

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Gillray (James). London Corresponding Society alarm'd - Vide Guilty Consciences, 1798

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Gillray (James). London Corresponding Society alarm'd - Vide. Guilty Consciences, H. Humphrey, April 20th, 1798, etching with aquatint, bright contemporary hand-colouring, slight spotting, thread margins, laid on later card, mounted with a board which is glued to the backing card, 255 x 190 mm. together with Doughty (William). [Elizabeth Dunning née Baring, Lady Ashburton as Ariadne, 1804] uncoloured mezzotint after Sir Joshua Reynolds proof before title, small margins, some dust soiling, creasing and marginal fraying and closed tears, slight surface abrasion, 380 x 275 mm (Quantity: 2) BM Satires 9202. The open book of "Proceedings" shown open and leaning against the chair of the speaker, lists the attendees as a blacksmith, a barber, a butcher, a fishmonger, a tailor, and a dissenter. Their "alarm" stems from the fact that five Irishmen, several of whom had links to the London Corresponding Society, had been indicted on April 10 on charges of high treason just days before the publication of this print. The gathering is overlooked by the portraits of Thomas Paine and John Horne Tooke, both of whom had been prosecuted by the Pitt government under repressive new laws. Paines's publication of 'The Rights of Man' had resulted in a charge of 'seditious libel' and Tooke had been tried (and acquitted) of treason in 1794. The idea of encouraging the working man to independent political thought and activism was regarded as so radical and dangerous that successive prosecutions of the members of these 'societies' had largely driven them underground; in this case to the Hell Fire Cellar in Chick Lane; an area notorious for prostitutes and thieves.

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 262
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Datum:
19.07.2023
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Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL75UQ
Großbritannien und Nordirland
info@dominicwinter.co.uk
+44 (0)1285 860006
+44 (0)1285 862461
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Gillray (James). London Corresponding Society alarm'd - Vide. Guilty Consciences, H. Humphrey, April 20th, 1798, etching with aquatint, bright contemporary hand-colouring, slight spotting, thread margins, laid on later card, mounted with a board which is glued to the backing card, 255 x 190 mm. together with Doughty (William). [Elizabeth Dunning née Baring, Lady Ashburton as Ariadne, 1804] uncoloured mezzotint after Sir Joshua Reynolds proof before title, small margins, some dust soiling, creasing and marginal fraying and closed tears, slight surface abrasion, 380 x 275 mm (Quantity: 2) BM Satires 9202. The open book of "Proceedings" shown open and leaning against the chair of the speaker, lists the attendees as a blacksmith, a barber, a butcher, a fishmonger, a tailor, and a dissenter. Their "alarm" stems from the fact that five Irishmen, several of whom had links to the London Corresponding Society, had been indicted on April 10 on charges of high treason just days before the publication of this print. The gathering is overlooked by the portraits of Thomas Paine and John Horne Tooke, both of whom had been prosecuted by the Pitt government under repressive new laws. Paines's publication of 'The Rights of Man' had resulted in a charge of 'seditious libel' and Tooke had been tried (and acquitted) of treason in 1794. The idea of encouraging the working man to independent political thought and activism was regarded as so radical and dangerous that successive prosecutions of the members of these 'societies' had largely driven them underground; in this case to the Hell Fire Cellar in Chick Lane; an area notorious for prostitutes and thieves.

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 262
Auktion:
Datum:
19.07.2023
Auktionshaus:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL75UQ
Großbritannien und Nordirland
info@dominicwinter.co.uk
+44 (0)1285 860006
+44 (0)1285 862461
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