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Creator:
James Gillray, 1757–1815, British
Title:
Exhibition of a Democratic Transparency,-with its Effect upon Patriotic Feelings: Representing, the Secret-Committee throwing a Light upon the Dark Sketches of a Revolution found among the Papers of the Jacobin Societies lately apprehended...
Date:
1799
Medium:
Etching and aquatint with watercolor, published state
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Engraved inscriptions: within image: on transparency: above left, "Plundering the Bank"; above right, "Assassinating the Parliament"; below left, "Seizing the Crowd"; and below right, "Establishing the French Government", on paper: "Scheme to Overthrow the British Constitution & to seize on all public property / Rebub of the Secret Committee of the House of Commons / Invitation to the French Republic"; and below, "J. Gillray invtd & "; and below image at right "Pubd April 15th 1799. by H. Humphrey 27 St. James Street London"; and below image, "--EXHIBITION of a DEMOCRATIC TRANSPARENCY--the Secret Committee throwing a light upon the Dark sketches of a Revolution found among the Papers of the Jacobin societies lately apprehended. NB The Truth of the Picture is reffered to the consciences of the swearers to the innocence of O'Conner, And is Dedicated to the bosom--Friends of Fitzgerald, Quigley, Shears, Tone, Holt, and all other well wishes to their country--"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.998
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
candelabrum | caricature | deaths | documents | fire | frame (furnishing) | papers | politicians | revolution | soldiers | stealing
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)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41706
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