A D--e rout, or, Reynard in his element [graphic].
[London] : Pub. April 26, 1784, by F. Clarkson, No. 73 St. Pauls Church Yard, [26 April 1784]
On Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, Fox is shown walking arm-in-arm with the Duchess of Devonshire left to right. Her petticoats are being blown up to the knee by a blast from the mouth of North, whose head emerges from clouds in the upper left corner of the design. She says, "The Favourable assistance of Boras is very gratefull when heated, by the fateigues of Canvasing". Fox dances along with a slyly jovial expression, holding up in his left hand a purse labelled 'Fresh Supplies'; he says, 'Charly loves to kiss & play as sweet as Sugar Candy'. The Duchess wears a hat trimmed with a large 'Fox' favour, three ostrich feathers and a fox's brush. From her left leg hangs the ribbon of a garter inscribed 'Fox'. Immediately behind the Duchess is Burke on hands and knees peering under her petticoats; he says, "Heavens how happily the principels of the Sublime & Butiful are blended". Behind him walk together two rough fellows (left), one a butcher, who turns grinning to his companion and points to the Duchess's legs and saying, "I thought we ware all to avoid a Scrutany if Possible". Across the front of his cap is the word 'Fox'. The other answers, "So we are, for except in this instance Dam me if I think we are able to bare one". On the extreme right a grinning youth plays a fiddle to which Fox dances; he sings, "Charly loves good Cakes & ale Charly loves good Brandy.
Title etched below image.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW
Smaller of two very similar plates published on the same day and by the same publisher. Cf. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Mary Dorothy George, v. 6, no. 6555.
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Cavendish, Georgiana Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire, 1757-1806 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
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North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
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