Charles James Fox (1749-1806); Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford (1765-1802); William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (1737-1805); James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale (1759-1839); John Nicholls (c.1745-1832); Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk (1746-1815); George Tierney (1761-1830)'Shrine at St Ann's Hill' by James Gillray
Lot 29
Charles James Fox (1749-1806); Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford (1765-1802); William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (1737-1805); James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale (1759-1839); John Nicholls (c.1745-1832); Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk (1746-1815); George Tierney (1761-1830)
Sold for £1,200 (US$ 2,016) inc. premium
Lot Details
Charles James Fox (1749-1806); Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford (1765-1802); William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (1737-1805); James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale (1759-1839); John Nicholls (c.1745-1832); Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk (1746-1815); George Tierney (1761-1830)
'Shrine at St Ann's Hill' by James Gillray (British, 1756-1815)
Etching with aquatint, with hand-colouring, published by Hannah Humphrey, 26 May 1798
36 x 26cm. (14 x 10½in.) (Image)

Footnotes

  • Here Gillray shows Fox bent in devotion to the enshrined principles of Thomas Paine’s 'The Rights of Man', a book of which Fox did not, in fact, approve. His Whig Parliamentary colleagues appear as cherubim wearing the cap of Liberty over his shoulder. St Anne’s Hill was the small country retreat near Chertsey where Fox lived with his mistress and later wife Mrs. Elizabeth Armistead. Fox had constructed a small Temple of Friendship there which Gillray satirises as a gallery of Whig revolutionary rogues.
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