Item #CAT000651 The kitchen below or: Beelzebub going to supper. Gillray James.

The kitchen below or: Beelzebub going to supper

Germany: Karl August Böttiger, 1803.

Sheet. Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000651

From the magazine London und Paris, Plate No. XIX. XX. A redone continental version of Gillray's famous engraving "The corsican pest" with Napoleon on a fork over the fire defecating - here replaced by the Gallic cock. Beelzebub is shown as a racist African caricature in a Phrygian cap. Dishes of "crocodile soup" "Mahomedan gravy", "favourite Frecnh wine" shown on the right, the imps serve frogs and snakes and the English army hangs in the background. Sheets of paper litter the floor "Invasion of Great Britain", "treachery", "murder" etc. Most of the elements of the print are labeled - Gillray (rightly, I think) believing his allegory to be generally opaque. ca. 14 1/2" x 11", slight foxing, wear at corners. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Humour. Inventory No: CAT000651.

Price: $400.00

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