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Creator:
Print made by James Gillray, 1757–1815, British
Published by Hannah Humphrey, ca. 1745–1818, British
Title:
The Theatrical Bubble: Being a New Specimen of the Astonishing Powers of the Great Politico-Punchinello, in the art of Dramatic Puffing
Date:
1805
Medium:
Etching and aquatint, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 7/16 x 10 inches (36.7 x 25.4 cm) and Image: 12 15/16 x 9 3/4 inches (32.8 x 24.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, within image, names of contemporary actors, plays, and characters; lettered, lower right inside image: "Js. Gillray invt"; lower center below image: "The Theatrical BUBBLE: __ being a new specimen of the astonishing | Powers of the great Politico-Punchinello, in the Art of Dramatic-Puffing__ | Publishd Jany &th 1805 by H Humphrey 27 St Jamess Street London __ Vide: New method of Raising ye Wind."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.143
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actor | blowing | bottles | bubbles | caricature | coins | costume | dog (animal) | drapery | entertainment | feather | fire | hats | heads | historical subject | humor | men | money | obese | parody | performance | pipe | plays | politicians | politics | round | satire | shrunk | stage | statue | table | theater | till
Associated Places:
Covent Garden | England | Europe | Greater London | London | United Kingdom
Associated People:
William IV (1765–1837), king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and king of Hanove
Smith-Stanley, Edward Geoffrey,14th Earl of Derby (1799 - 1869), Chief Secretary for Ireland, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816), playwright and politician
Jordan, Dorothy (1761-1816), actress
Howard, Frederick, 5th Earl of Carlisle (1748-1825), politician and diplomat
Apollo
Kemble, John Philip (1757–1823),
Fox, Charles James (1749–1806), politician
Garrick, David (1717–1779), actor and playwright
characters
Cooke, George Frederick (1756-1812), actor
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25386
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