Belphegor or the Devil turn'd Esqr.
"Yet do I remember the time past ; I muse upon my works : "Yea, I exercise myself in the works of Wickedness." Psalms.
Caricature of Francis Higgins, (1746-1802), informer, known as the "Sham Squire". Half-length, looking to left, standing under a gallows; above it are the words "Fiat Justicia" [Latin, "Let justice be done"] and paper attached entitled "Infernal Journal" [a reference to the 'Freeman’s Journal', Higgins was the proprietor]. Title lettered underneath image - "Belphegor" was a demon and one of the seven princes of Hell who "helped" people make discoveries.
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[S.l. : s.n., n.d., between ca. 1802 and 1810.
Physical description: 1 print : etching ; image 11.7 x 11.1 cm., sheet 15.8 x 12.5 cm., cropped within plate mark.
Citations/References: Catalogue of Engraved Irish Portraits and Original Drawings / Rosalind M. Elmes. - Dublin : p. 98.
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