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TITLE:  Comfort of a Bed of Roses CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 10558 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-8797 (color film copy transparency) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Charles Fox, in bed with his wife, having a nightmare. To the right, Napoleon jumps to the bed from a cannon with the words "Pour subjugeur le Monde" inscribed on the muzzle; behind him are seen pikes and a banner with the words "Horrors of Invasion." William Pitt, as a shade, floats near the bed, admonishing Fox to awake. An eagle with the collar labeled "Prussia" looms over Fox's head. From under the bed grow thorny rose branches and Death crawls out from under the covers. A bulldog with its collar inscribed "John Bull" lunges at Napoleon. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching, hand-colored. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : H. Humphrey, 1806 April 21st. CREATOR: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, engraver. NOTES: Catalog of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10558 Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Exhibited: Gillray and the Art of Caricature. SUBJECTS: Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806. Napoleon--I,--Emperor of the French,--1769-1821. Pitt, William,--1759-1806. Nightmares--1800-1810. Death--Great Britain--1800-1810. FORMAT: Etchings Hand-colored 1800-1810.Cartoons (Commentary) British 1800-1810. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (color film copy transparency) cph 3g08797 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g08797 CONTROL #:  2001695076

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