© S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus May 2020
S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus

This is a very rare print. ‘The Abyssinian Monster or the Invisible Being drawn from

his Den’ was published by J Dawson, Camden Town, London, in December 1820,

its size is 26 x 34 cm. There is no recorded copy in the British Museum Cotection.

DIt shows George IV as a grotesque sea monster, for which the following

description is given below image: "He is of immence size, his head and face bear

the appearance of a man, he has the neck of a bull, the body of a huge sea hog,

the legs of an elephant, and the tail of a porpoise." The beast lies helpless on the

shore facing right, emitting a plume from his mouth containing the words

"debauchery", "trifling", "vice", "folly", etc. Queen Caroline's defense lawyer

Brougham (pronounced Broom) is on the left reigning in the animal, Denman is on

the right holding a chain attached to the beast's collar. Brougham exclaims: "At

length I see thee! They death warrant's signed." Below him is written "The mighty

Broom of Destruction", and a bundle labeled "more broom sticks" sits beside him.

Denman stands at the mouth of a cave marked "A DEN", holding a club labeled

"The Queens cause" and saying: "That blow from Broom will end thee." Below him

is written "The intrepid Den-Man". Frogs, salamandars, snails, and other aquatic

creatures enter the water at the feet of both men. Offshore a vessel, with the

figurehead of Queen Caroline and flying a banner bearing her name, shoots and

injures the monster, streams of blood with words such as "corruption", "bribery",

and "perjury & ingratitude" flowing out of the wounds. In the water on either side

of the ship, figures thrash about as they try to escape the scene. One in the group

of men on the left is Majocchi, who had produced evidence in writing but at the

hearing says "Non mi Ricordo" (I Don’t remember) as he struggles to stay afloat.

Among the three men and one woman on the right is the Duke of Wellington, a

member of the clergy, and another lawyer, possibly Lushington.

Stock No SAP0919

Price £600
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© S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus May 2020
S & J Abbott Ceramics Plus

This is a very rare print. ‘The Abyssinian

Monster or the Invisible Being drawn from

his Den’ was published by J Dawson,

Camden Town, London, in December

1820, its size is 26 x 34 cm. There is no

recorded copy in the British Museum

Cotection. DIt shows George IV as a

grotesque sea monster, for which the

following description is given below

image: "He is of immence size, his head

and face bear the appearance of a man,

he has the neck of a bull, the body of a

huge sea hog, the legs of an elephant,

and the tail of a porpoise." The beast lies

helpless on the shore facing right,

emitting a plume from his mouth

containing the words "debauchery",

"trifling", "vice", "folly", etc. Queen

Caroline's defense lawyer Brougham

(pronounced Broom) is on the left

reigning in the animal, Denman is on the

right holding a chain attached to the

beast's collar. Brougham exclaims: "At

length I see thee! They death warrant's

signed." Below him is written "The mighty

Broom of Destruction", and a bundle

labeled "more broom sticks" sits beside

him. Denman stands at the mouth of a

cave marked "A DEN", holding a club

labeled "The Queens cause" and saying:

"That blow from Broom will end thee."

Below him is written "The intrepid Den-

Man". Frogs, salamandars, snails, and

other aquatic creatures enter the water

at the feet of both men. Offshore a

vessel, with the figurehead of Queen

Caroline and flying a banner bearing her

name, shoots and injures the monster,

streams of blood with words such as

"corruption", "bribery", and "perjury &

ingratitude" flowing out of the wounds. In

the water on either side of the ship,

figures thrash about as they try to escape

the scene. One in the group of men on

the left is Majocchi, who had produced

evidence in writing but at the hearing

says "Non mi Ricordo" (I Don’t

remember) as he struggles to stay

afloat. Among the three men and one

woman on the right is the Duke of

Wellington, a member of the clergy, and

another lawyer, possibly Lushington.

Stock No SAP0919

Price £600
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