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H Beard Print Collection

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    25th July 1806 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Williams, Charles 'Argus' (artist)
    S. W. Fores (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand coloured etching, ink and wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    S.4665-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print entitled 'Fishing for Flats or a Drag from the Stock Exchange' commenting on the accusation that Charles James Fox had been spreading rumours of a peace agreement to raise the price of Government funds. Fox stands at the steps of the Treasury and with the help of Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Charles Grey and Richard Brinsley Sheridan hauls in a large fishing net from the 'Pool of Speculation' containing men accompanied by a sign which reads 'Peace within a Fortnight'. Published in London by S. W. Fores.

Physical description

Etched and hand coloured print entitled 'Fishing for Flats or a Drag from the Stock Exchange'.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

25th July 1806 (published)

Artist/maker

Williams, Charles 'Argus' (artist)
S. W. Fores (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

hand coloured etching, ink and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Sheridan. Lord Henry Petty. Lord Grenville[crossed out] Grey (Howeck) Fox. / 1806.'
Written in pencil on back of print.

Dimensions

Height: 24 cm Print size, Width: 34.4 cm Print size, Height: 56.5 cm Total including mount, Width: 38.1 cm Total including mount

Descriptive line

Print entitled 'Fishing for Flats or a Drag from the Stock Exchange'. Published in London by S. W. Fores on 25th July 1806, Harry Beard Collection.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink; Wash

Techniques

Print-making; Painting; Hand-colouring; Etching (corroding)

Subjects depicted

Caricature; Satire

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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