One of a series of seven prints by Gillray regarding the weather, (BMSat 11094-100), all with the same signature and imprint.
Exhibition label: In this cartoon centered around a comical fall on an icy sidewalk, Gillray took the opportunity to depict the facade of the printshop owned and operated at 27 St. James's Street by his publisher Hannah Humphrey. A display of prints--recognizable as Gillray's own work--papers the front windows of the shop, attracting an appreciative crowd. In the doorway, two prosperous-looking clergymen examine a possible purchase. The rooms above the shop, not visible in this print, also served as the artist's residence between 1797 and his death in 1815. -- On view at the Morgan Library & Museum, Fall 2019.
Cartoon shows an elderly man who has slipped and fallen on the sidewalk outside Humphrey's printing establishment at No. 27 St. James's Street, London. He is holding a thermometer which he manages keep upright, behind him are five individuals looking at caricatures printed by Humphrey that are on display in the shop windows.