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James Gillray, 1756–1815
Published by Hannah Humphrey, ca. 1745–1818
Preliminaries of Peace! - or - John Bull, and His Little Friends "Marching to Paris"
Materials & Techniques:
Etching with hand-coloring in watercolor on medium, smooth, cream wove paper
Sheet: 9 7/8 × 13 7/8 inches (25.1 × 35.2 cm), Image: 9 3/4 × 13 5/8 inches (24.8 × 34.6 cm)

Lettered in image: "PRELIMINARIES of PEACE! - or - John Bull and his Little Friends "Marching to Paris." | Rule Brittannia! - | Brittannia rules the Waves!!! | Caira! Caira! | Preliminaries | Allons Enfans de la Patrie! Now's your time, Johnny! | my dear Boys! - did not I promise | long ago, to take my Friends by the hand | & lead them on a March to the Gates of | Paris? - Allons! Vive la Liberta | Vive la Liberta | Instruction | from | Park | Place | HEART OF OAK. | West Indies (...) | Malta | Cape of | Good Hope | Map of | Egypt | Restoration | of French | Monarchy | 400 million | Life of Solders | & Sailors killed"; lettered below image: "J's Gillray d & f | Publish'd Oct'r 6th, 1801 by H. Humphrey 27 S't. James's Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Tierney, George (1761–1830), British politician
Walpole, George (1758–1835), British Army officer
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751–1816), playwright and politician
Taylor, Right Hon Michael Angelo (1757–1834), English politician and member of Parliament
Howard, Charles (1746–1815), eleventh Duke of Norfolk, politician
Nicholls, John (ca. 1745–1832), English lawyer and politician
Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770–1828), prime minister
Burdett, Sir Francis, fifth baronet (1770–1844), politician
Smith-Stanley, Edward (1752–1834), 12th Earl of Derby
Hastings, Francis Rawdon, first marquess of Hastings and second earl of Moira (1754–1826), army officer and politician
Pitt, William [known as Pitt the younger] (1759–1806), prime minister
Fox, Charles James (1749–1806), politician
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British Museum, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 11 volumes in 12, British Museum Publications, London, no. 9726, NE55 G7 L63 A52 1978 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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