Thomas Rowlandson

The Covent Garden Night Mare (1784)

This was among the earliest satirical designs to be based on The Nightmare. It shows the famously portly and dissolute Whig politician Charles James Fox (1749-1806) in the role of Fuseli’s maiden, here in a sleep troubled by his gambling debts – referred to by the dice and dicebox on the low table – and the forthcoming election in Westminster.

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