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The Pigs possessed, or, The broad bottom'd litter running headlong into ye sea of perdition

Author: James Gillray; Hannah Humphrey; Gordon Norton Ray
Publisher: [London] : Pubd April 18th 1807 by H. Humphrey 27 St James's Street, [1807]
Edition/Format:   Image : Graphic : Original artwork : Picture : English
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Print shows George III as a farmer in a smock, driving his pigs out of his farmyard and down a cliff into a turbulent sea. The King is saying: "O you cursed ungrateful Grunters! - what, after devouring more in a twelve-month, than the good old Litter did in twelve years, you turn round to kick and bite your old Master! but if the Devil or the Pope has got possession of you all - pray get out of my Farm yard! - out  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Caricatures
Etchings
Hand colored prints
Caricatures and cartoons
Named Person: George, King of Great Britain; Charles Grey Grey, Earl; Henry Richard Vassall Holland, Baron; William Wyndham Grenville Grenville, Baron; Richard Temple Nugent Brydges Chandos Buckingham and Chandos, Duke of; Samuel Whitbread; John Jervis St Vincent, Viscount; George Nugent Temple Grenville Buckingham, Marquess of; John Russell Bedford, Duke of; William Windham; Richard Fitzpatrick; Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice Lansdowne, Marquess of; Charles Howard Norfolk, Duke of; Thomas Erskine Erskine, Baron; James Maitland Lauderdale, Earl of; George John Spencer Spencer, Earl; Francis Rawdon-Hastings Hastings, Marquess of; Edward Law Ellenborough, Baron; John Courtenay; Henry Addington Sidmouth, Viscount; Edward Smith-Stanley; Frederick Howard Carlisle, Earl of; George Tierney; Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Material Type: Graphic, Original artwork, Picture
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Gillray; Hannah Humphrey; Gordon Norton Ray
OCLC Number: 277152606
Description: 1 print : etching, hand color ; image 395 x 296 mm, plate mark 411 x 300 mm, on sheet 546 x 380 mm
Other Titles: Broad bottom'd litter running headlong into ye sea of perdition
Responsibility: Js Gillray fect.

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Print shows George III as a farmer in a smock, driving his pigs out of his farmyard and down a cliff into a turbulent sea. The King is saying: "O you cursed ungrateful Grunters! - what, after devouring more in a twelve-month, than the good old Litter did in twelve years, you turn round to kick and bite your old Master! but if the Devil or the Pope has got possession of you all - pray get out of my Farm yard! - out with you all - no hangers behind! - you're all of a cursed bad-breed; so out with you altogether!!!" Among the pigs may be recognized caricatures of: Howick, Lord Holland, Lord Grenville, Lord Temple, Whitbread, Lord St. Vincent, Buckingham, Bedford (Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland), Windham, Fitzpatrick, Petty, the Duke of Norfolk, Erskine, Lauderdale, Spencer, Moira, Ellenborough in his wig, Courtenay, Sidmouth, Derby, Carlisle, Tierney, and Sheridan.

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