The Fifth of November
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot.
I see no Reason
Why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot...
My image has three scenes;
At the bottom is the undercroft cellar beneath the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Palace), rented from one John Whynniard and filled with barrels of gunpowder (accurately portrayed!).
At the top I have shown Guido (or Guy) Fawkes in the upper room of some tavern, discussing the planned terrorist attack with the man who's idea it all was, Robert Catesby. (Note leaded window, Popish crucifix, piss-pot, clay pipe, blown-glass bottle of Canary wine, horn beaker and pewter tankard).
Between these two I have the heads of some of the other conspirators impaled on spikes outside Westminster Palace after their execution (Hung, Drawn & Quarter'd) - Thomas & Robert Winter, John & Christopher Wright, Thomas Bates, Ambrose Rookwood, Everard Digby and Thomas Percy et al..
The print measures 39 cm wide by approx. 60 cm deep, printed in two colours ins an Edition of 25.