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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:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29806
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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)


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