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Creator:
James Barry, 1741–1806, Irish
Title:
The Phoenix or the Resurrection of Freedom
Date:
1776
Medium:
Engraving and aquatint , published state
Dimensions:
Plate: 17 x 24 1/8in. (43.2 x 61.3cm) and Sheet: 18 x 25 1/8in. (45.7 x 63.8cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Engraved inscriptions: on pavilion, "LIBERT. AMERIC"; on monument at right, "This Monument / to the Memory of / ish / Freedom a Current degene / te / Nobility / & Gentry, dissipated / poor / raparious & / dependent upon the / Court"; on fragments, "athens / Rome / Florence"; on tombstone on left, "Upon pain of my (?) captivity, death, and Torture I prohibit / my holding any / intercourse with those / Audacious (?) Asserters of human rights / on the other side of / this Atlantic / Giv at our Pat / U & C"; on scroll below sickle, "Every like loves his like or 40 reasons why the hallow (?shallow) is half characters were in every art so peculiarly selected and Patroni 3ed in this Reign / Occasional remarks on the Reign of w"; and below at center, "The Phoenix or the Resurrection of Freedom Respectfully dedicated to the present Minority in both Houses of Parliament, by an Artist / O Liberty thou Parent Virtue thou hatest the Luxurious & Intemperate & hast Italy & thy more favor'd England wh

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11067
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
religious and mythological subject
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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William Blake - His Art & Times (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-09-15 - 1982-11-14)

William Blake - His Art & Times (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1982-12-03 - 1983-02-06)

English Caricature - 1620 to the Present (Victoria and Albert Museum, 1985-06-04 - 1985-09-05)

English Caricature - 1620 to the Present (Yale Center for British Art, 1985-09-01 - 1984-11-13)

English Caricature - 1620 to the Present (National Gallery of Canada, 1985-02-26 - 1985-05-10)

English Caricature - 1620 to the Present (The Library of Congress, 1984-11-13 - 1985-02-26)

William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism (New York Public Library, 1987-10 - 1988-01)

William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism (Chicago Historical Society, 1988-04-06 - 1988-06-05)

William Wordsworth and the Age of English Romanticism (Indiana University Art Museum, 1988-01-27 - 1988-03-06)

The Romantic Print in the Age of Revolutions: Hero, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-01-23 - 2003-06-01)

The Romantic Print in Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Carnegie Museum of Art, 2004-02-14 - 2004-05-09)

The Critique of Reason : Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-03-06 - 2015-07-26)

Publications:
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Susan Bennett, Cultivating the human faculties, James Barry (1741-1806) and the Society of Arts , Lehigh University Press, Bethlehem, Pa., 2008, p. 103, fig. 28, NJ18 B2425 C85 2008 + (YCBA)

Mary Caputi, A kinder, gentler America : melancholia and the mythical 1950s, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2005, pp.78-82, E169.12 .C274X 2005 (LC) (SML)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29806
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