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Fuller's Earth animated or Jack in the Bilboes

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.7914

  • Title (object)

    • Fuller's Earth animated or Jack in the Bilboes
  • Description

    Four men seize John Fuller, M.P. for Sussex, aiding the Serjeant-at-Arms who holds his collar and drags him to the right. On the extreme left is the Speaker (Abbot) in his chair, holding the mace and ringing a small hand-bell. He says: "Nock him down call me Insignificant little fellow out with him". On the table is a book: 'Acts of Parliment'. Fuller exclaims: "D—nme but I will speak Jack Fuller cares for no whig Block in the Kingdom". The Serjeant-at-Arms (F. J. Colman) wears a gown and holds a staff; he says: "Come along my bantam Cock you must keep gale Jones Company".
    March 7 1810
    Etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1810
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 236 millimetres
    • Width: 341 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, artist's name, text within image and publication line: "Pub by Wlker 7th of March 1810. 7 Cornhill"
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
    The Walcheren Inquiry was interrupted on 27 Feb. 'by the interlude of that mad bull Fuller—never surely such a scene in the House of Commons'. 'Life of Wilberforce', iii. 441 (Diary). Fuller (apparently drunk) disturbed proceedings by 'profane oaths'; in his excuse 'he gave greater offence, by repeating and persisting in his disorderly conduct'. He was called upon by the Speaker to withdraw, and it was ordered, 'nem. con.', that he be taken into the custody of the Serjeant-at-Arms. On the resumption of the Walcheren Inquiry, Fuller returned to the House 'in a very violent and disorderly manner' and was taken out by the Serjeant assisted by his messengers. 'Parl. Debates', xv. 641 f., 644-51. Jack Fuller was a Tory back-bencher, downright and unparliamentary, cf. No. 11299. For Gale Jones's imprisonment see No. 11538.

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  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 11532 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XIXc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.7914

Four men seize John Fuller, M.P. for Sussex, aiding the Serjeant-at-Arms who holds his collar and drags him to the right. On the extreme left is the Speaker (Abbot) in his chair, holding the mace and ringing a small hand-bell. He says: "Nock him down call me Insignificant little fellow out with him". On the table is a book: 'Acts of Parliment'. Fuller exclaims: "D—nme but I will speak Jack Fuller cares for no whig Block in the Kingdom". The Serjeant-at-Arms (F. J. Colman) wears a gown and holds a staff; he says: "Come along my bantam Cock you must keep gale Jones Company".  March 7 1810  Etching

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Four men seize John Fuller, M.P. for Sussex, aiding the Serjeant-at-Arms who holds his collar and drags him to the right. On the extreme left is the Speaker (Abbot) in his chair, holding the mace and ringing a small hand-bell. He says: "Nock him down call me Insignificant little fellow out with him". On the table is a book: 'Acts of Parliment'. Fuller exclaims: "D—nme but I will speak Jack Fuller cares for no whig Block in the Kingdom". The Serjeant-at-Arms (F. J. Colman) wears a gown and holds a staff; he says: "Come along my bantam Cock you must keep gale Jones Company". March 7 1810 Etching

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