"Guy-Vaux & Judas-Iscariot" : Dialogues of the dead: page 1782.

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James Gillray
"Guy-Vaux & Judas-Iscariot" : Dialogues of the dead: page 1782.
[England?] : [publisher not identified], [1782?]
etching & engraving, hand colored
image: 223 x 323 mm; sheet: 244 x 335 mm
Peel 2396
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

Printmaker from George, who attributes publication to E. D'achery, August 14th 1782.
Library's copy trimmed within plate mark.


Fox (left), with a fox's head and brush, directs the rays from the dark-lantern of a conspirator upon Shelburne (right), who is wrapped in a cloak, and carries a small sack inscribed "Treasury". Fox, who is out at elbows, his breeches unbuttoned at the knee, his stockings ungartered, his shoes dilapidated with his bare toes protruding, is saying, "Ah! what I've found you out, have I? Who arm'd the high Priests & the People? Who betray'd his Mas------" Shelburne, with a smile of complacent triumph, is saying, "Ha! Ha! - poor Gunpowder's vexed! - He, He, He! - Shan't have the Bag I tell you, Old Goosetooth!". The background is shaded to suggest night, Shelburne's head and shoulders being brilliantly lit by the rays of the dark lantern.

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