GILLRAY, James (after)The kitchen below or Belzebub going to supper. (Halle, Societäts-, Buch- und Kunsthandlung, 1804)

Plate: 261 x 379mm; Sheet: 268 x 392mm; Hand-coloured etching; old folds, left outer margin partly remargined, with backed tear

The devil roasting Napoleon on a pitchfork over the flames of hell. The present caricature is a reduced version of Gillray’s caricature The Corsican Pest or Belzebub going to Supper published in 1803 by Hannah Humphrey. The present version depicts Napoleon as a chicken whilst two further demons holding him at his wings.

Broadley E 63; Arenenberg 20; – cf. BM Satires 10107; Broadley A 230 (for the Humphrey issue.