|JAMES MADISON (photogravure) Frontispiece|
From the original painting by Gilbert Stuart, at Bowdoin College. Autograph from Lenox Library, New York.
|GUY VAUX: OVERTHROW OF LORD NORTH'S MINISTRY3|
From Caricatures of James Gillray, Political Series, vol. i., one of the books of my old friend, the late Samuel Jones Tilden, now in Lenox Library.
In the foreground the jackass, George III., sits dozing, crowned with a dunce-cap, while above him hangs the riband of the Garter, containing a crown borne on a donkey's back. The sceptre is in a bag lying on the floor, and under the throne is a keg marked Gunpowder. Charles Fox as Guy Fawkes (= Vaux = Fox), with vulpine face, is coming through the door, lantern in hand, while on his right the Duke of Richmond carries a fagot of sticks, and on his left the Earl of Shelburne brings in another keg of powder. Between Shelburne and Fox we see the face of Dunning, afterward Lord Ashburton; while behind Dunning appears Edmund Burke in spectacles. The wall of the anteroom is decorated with a figure of Catiline.
|EARL OF SHELBURNE5|
From a mezzotint in the Letters of Junius, London, 1801. Autograph from Correspondence of the Earl of Chatham, vol. iii.
|CHARLES JAMES FOX7|
From National Portraits, vol. v., after an original painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, in the possession of Lord Denman. Autograph from MS. collection in Library of Boston Athenæum.
From National Portraits, vol. vi., after an original painting by John Hopner, in the possession of Hon. G. M. Fortescue. Autograph from the same book.
From the Gillray Caricatures, Lenox Library.
I have never seen any description of this very interesting satirical print. Wright, in his learned work on the caricature history of the House of Han
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Publication information: Book title: The Critical Period of American History, 1783-1789. Contributors: John Fiske - Author. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 1897. Page number: xxi.
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