A broadside, anti-Jacobite, anti-Catholic and anti-French. The lilies of the French Royal arms changed to upside down frogs and the legitimacy of the Stewart line questioned by the inclusion of the bed-pan child over the priest’s shoulder.
Title: The traytorscoat of arms [graphic].
Publication: [London?] : [publisher not identified], publish’d September the 16th, 1746, according to act of Parliament.
A view of the interior of a church where the congregation (right) sleeps as the clergyman in his pulpit reads from the gospel; he uses a magnifying glass to read the text; an hour glass extends from the side of the pulpit. Below the clergyman sits the clerk who holds his eyeglasses in his hand and eyes the exposed bosom of a young woman asleep on the left rather than the volume before him. The young woman’s holds in her hands a fan and book open to the word “matrimony”. Above the stained-glass windows a cupid hovers with his bow.
Title: The sleepy congregation [graphic] = La congregation tout endormi / W. Hogarth pinxt. et sculpt.
An unfinished manuscript notebook containing Lord Eldon’s comments on the first 38 caricatures in James Sayers’s album containing his own copies of his caricatures. (James Sayers’ Folio Album of 144 Caricatures, Lewis Walpole Library Folio 75 Sa85 810).
Note on front pastedown: This book contains the caricatures published by Sayers during his life. This was his own copy and was presented to me after his death. [Signed] Eldon.
With his bookplate.
Bequethed by James Sayers to his sister and later given to Lord Eldon. Purchased at auction June 2012 with Lord Eldon’s notebook.
Accompanied by Lord Eldon’s notebook (LWL Mss Vol. 202) in which he comments on the caricatures.