Hand-colored etching of a scene from Karl Borromäus Alexander Sessa's satirical play "Unser Verkehr" (The Company We Keep). In German, the text reads : "Gaih! Gaih! - Los dich treten von de Leut, los dich werfen aus de Stuben, los dich verklagen bei de Gericht, los dich hetzen ins Hundeloch, los dich binden mit Stricke und Ketten, los dich martern halb taudt! Aber du must doch werden reich!" In English, the text reads : "Go! Go! Let yourself be stepped on by people, let yourself be thrown out of rooms, let yourself be denounced to the courts, let yourself be pushed into kennels, let yourself be bound with cords and chains, let yourself be martyred half to death! But you must become rich!"
Satirical scene etched in red depicting four members of the committee around a treasure chest, which is empty of coins and occupied by a grinning demon. The Secretary holds upside down an empty bag inscribed "ils ont emigrè" ("they have emigrated"). One of the committee members takes from a Jew (at left) a dish on which a little demon is excreting coins. On the right, a large cupboard with packages labeled Recepissen (receipts) and Assignats (paper money issued during the French Revolution) falls forward on to the backs of two committee members, including the president of the Committee of Accounts. The Jew sells a figure which he assures the purchaser will, if nourished with the tears of the Orangists, give fifty ducats daily. This is better than the piles of assignats which threaten ruin. Territories conquered by France during the Revolution were forced to take assignats from French soldiers and to change them for receipts. Etching by William Humphrey after a caricature by David Hess. From Hollandia regenerata by David Hess.
Satirical scene etched in red depicting the patriots, who had emigrated in 1787 after their defeat by the Anglo-Prussian alliance, approaching the committee, apparently two French Représentants en Mission, with requests for money and clothes. Four men stand on the right, two with papers inscribed "Request." From the pocket of one (right), dressed as a soldier, projects a carriage-lamp, which he is alleged to have stolen. One Frenchman, wearing a scarf inscribed "Representant," and holding a pair of breeches, puts money into an outstretched palm. On the left, an old Jew measures a patriot wearing sabots (clogs) for a suit of clothes. Behind him is a wall from which projects a sign: "Nathan Levi Uitdraager en Kleermaaker" ("broker and tailor"). Etching by William Humphrey after a caricature by David Hess. From Hollandia regenerata by David Hess.
Black-and-white etched satirical portrait of Levi Whitehead, head waiter of the Bacchus (Backhouse Wines) Inn, Tadcaster, Yorkshire. Etching by traveller and amateur etcher Frederick Atkinson, a silk-mercer and draper in York. Published June 1, 1797, by W. Richardson, 31 Strand.
Black-and-white etched satire on attitudes toward vaccination. Edward Jenner, pioneer of the smallpox vaccine, is portrayed as a Jew. He holds a syringe labelled "Kuhpocken" (cowpox) and "Humanität" (humanity). Next to him sits a Jewish elder who has one foot on a money bag. Another Jew reads from a document labeled "Für Die Juden" (for the Jews), handed to him on a cushion embroidered with a Star of David by a non-Jewish man astride a sow. He is followed by a rabbi praying and another Jew. At left, a non-Jewish woman holds the sow's rope in one hand and, in the other, a paper labeled "Freiden Mädchen - Berliner Blätter" (prostitute - Berlin Gazette). The etching indicates that the publication of Jenner's work is a Jewish conspiracy.
Black-and-white etched caricature of merchant Jacob Franco (1762-1817), member of a prominent Sephardic family in England. Described as "Mr. Franco, a gentleman then well known on the turf, of Jewish descent, which is indicated by the pigs." Caricature by James Gillray. Published May 25, 1800, by Hannah Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street.
Hand-colored etched caricature of merchant Jacob Franco (1762-1817), member of a prominent Sephardic family in England. Described as "Mr. Franco, a gentleman then well known on the turf, of Jewish descent, which is indicated by the pigs." Caricature by James Gillray. Published May 25, 1800, by Hannah Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street.
Hand-colored etched satirical portrait of Pellegrin Treves (1733-1817), who served as postmaster general and was a friend of the Prince Regent. Etching by Richard Dighton. Published by Dighton, Charing Cross, November 20, 1801.