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"The Works of James Gillray from the Original Plates with the Addition of Many Subjects Not Before Collected"

published by Henry G. Bohn, London
written by Charles Whiting

Original Copperplate Engravings over 170 years old

Full Sheet Size: approximately 19.125 x 24.75 inches (about 48 x 63 cm)
Image size varies from engraving to engraving. Minor age toning, foxing, staining, etc. are to be expected. Please examine plate by clicking on the thumbnail images provided below.

Evacuation before resignation.

Description (from

Design in an oval. Rockingham, in profile to the right, sitting over a circular close-stool inscribed “Publick Reservoir”. A document projecting from his pocket inscribed “Marquiss of R ...” leaves no doubt of his identity. Members of the new Ministry stand round him. He is vomiting into a hat held out to him by Burke (right), who kneels before him. Rockingham is saying “All for the Public Good”; Burke says “We must save every thing”, an allusion to his 'Economical Reform'. Behind stands a man holding in both hands a hat with steaming and unsavoury contents, saying “This is really for the landed Interest”. Over his head is inscribed “P ... S”. He is Thomas Powys, M.P. for Northamptonshire, cr. Baron Lilford 1794, who was himself the mouthpiece of the country gentlemen or independent county members and who had played an important part in the defeat of North, see Wraxall, 'Memoirs', 1884, ii. 154-5, 200, 217-19. Fox stands on his right, and on Fox's right is Lord John Cavendish holding up both hands, saying, “Oh how he strains every Nerve for the Publick Good. He does my business, 'tis I who should cast up the Accounts”. Cavendish was Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Burke and Cavendish, neither of whom is recognizably drawn, are indicated by hands drawn like those on the end of the signpost in BMSat 5964, inscribed “Bu--ke” and “Ld J. C-n-sh”. 21 May 1782

The Injured Count,, S___

Description (from

Lady Strathmore sits drinking with her servants; she leans back in her chair, a small flagon (indicating gin) in her right hand, a glass in her left; her breasts are bare and are sucked by two cats. A little boy (left) stands beside her chair crying; he says, "I wish I was a Cat my Mama would Love me then". A footman, wearing a nightcap and holding a candle, puts his hand on her arm, saying, "My Lady its time to come to Bed". A number of women-servants are seated at a rectangular table, the most prominent being one whose head and arms have advanced from her body and lean on the table; she holds out a glass to touch that of Lady Strathmore; in her right hand is a decanter; on her lap is a paper: 'Duty of a Ladies Maid, by M. Morgan see Old Baly Chronle'. Four other servants drink in a debauched manner, one holds a broom, another a spit. A man (right) looks round a folding screen, his hand raised in surprise. On the extreme left a man stands with his hands on his hips, spectacles pushed up on his forehead; he looks at a map on the wall of the '[Bowe]s Estate', showing 'Newcastle' and 'Durham', and says, "We'll have it Farmer and nearer". He is either Stoney (afterwards Stoney-Bowes) or some other fortune-hunter. On the wall there is also a picture, 'Messalina'. c.1786 or c. May 1788
Soft-ground etching


original James Gillray print, suppressed series: Evacuation before Resignation

The Injured Count,, S___

Plates 1, 2

(another of Gillray's "naughty" engravings, published in a separate volume as to not offend delicate ladies' sensibilities.)

Sheet size is approximately 19.125 x 24.75 inches (about 48 x 63 cm)
(Blank verso)

Please examine the enlarged plates by clicking on the thumbnail image above.
Minor age toning, foxing, staining, short edge tears, etc. are to be expected with paper of this age and type.

Evacuation before Resignation

The Injured Count,, S___





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