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Creator:
James Gillray, 1757–1815, British
Published by John Wright, ca. 1745–1820
Title:
Doublûres of Characters; - or - Striking Resemblance in Phisiognomy
Date:
1798
Medium:
Etching and stipple engraving, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 9/16 x 18 11/16 inches (34.4 x 47.4 cm), Plate: 10 1/4 x 14 3/16 inches (26.1 x 36 cm), and Image: 9 3/8 x 13 7/8 inches (23.8 x 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left to right: "Fox Sheridan Duke of Bedford Tierney Sir Franis Burdett Earl Derby Duke of Bedford"

Lettered, inside image, left to right above figures, roman numerals I. through VII.; lower left inside image: "Js Gillray inv & fect"; lower right inside image: "Published Novr 1st 1798 by J wright Picadilly, ___for the Anti-Jacobin Review"; lower center below image: "DOUBLÛRES of Characters; __ or __ striking Resemblances in Phisiognomy. __ 'If you would know Mens Hears, look in their Faces.'- Lavater | I. The Patron of Liberty,| Doublûre, the Arch Fiend. (Vertical line) II. A Friend to his Country, | Doub.r Judas Selling his Master. (Vertical line) III. Character of High Birth, | Doub.r Silemus debauching, (Vertical line) IV. A Finish'd Patriot. | Doub.r The lowest Spirit of Hell. (Vertical line) V. Arbiter Elegantiarum | Doub.r Sixteen-string Jack. (Vertical line) VI. Strong Sense, | Doub.r A Baboon (Vertical line) VII. A Pillar of the State. | Doub.r A Newmarket Jockey"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.988
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
caps | caricature | chalice | cravats | faces | fire | grapes | hats | humor | jackets | jockey | men | ministers | money | moneybag | monkey (animal) | parody | physiognomy | political | politicians | portraits | satire | thief | twins | vines | wine
Associated People:
Satan
Fox, Charles James (1749–1806), politician
Silenus
Bacchus
Judas Iscariot
Burdett, Sir Francis, fifth baronet (1770–1844), politician
Smith-Stanley, Edward Geoffrey,14th Earl of Derby (1799 - 1869), Chief Secretary for Ireland, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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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)

Publications:
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Dror Wharman, Making of the Modern Self : Identity and English Culture in the Eighteenth Century, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2004, pp. 302-03, 305, ig. 45, DA485 .W34 2004 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41570
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