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Creator:
James Gillray, 1757–1815, British
Published by Hannah Humphrey, ca. 1745–1818, British
Title:

The Spanish-Bull-Fight - or - The Corsical-Matador in Danger

Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching with hand-coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, white wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 3/8 × 15 inches (26.4 × 38.1 cm), Plate: 9 7/8 × 14 inches (25.1 × 35.6 cm), and Image: 9 1/2 × 13 3/4 inches (24.1 × 34.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered above image: "The Spanish bull is so remarkable for Spirit that unless the Matador strikes him Dead at the First Blow, the Bull is sure to destroy him. " - vide Barretti's Travels."; lettered in image: "Vino de Brazil | Alex'r the Great | Polar Star | the BULL | for EXCOM- | MUNICATION | the Corsican | USURPER | Algiers | THEATRE ROYALE DE L'EUROPE | CORSICAN CHAIN | Plan pour | Assujettir le | Monde | Coronation de | Joesph Bonaparte | Rex Espagnol - Gibraltor | Persian | Bull | Beef | Dutch | Bull | Beef | Danish | Bull | Beef"; lettered below image: "J. Gillray des & fecit | The SPANISH-BULL-FIGHT - or - the CORSICAN-MATADOR in Danger - | Publish'd July 11th 1808 \ by H. Humphrey st. James's Street"; lettered on lower right of image: "Wounded Bulls bellowing for help."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.774
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43031
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British Museum, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 11 volumes in 12, British Museum Publications, London, no. 10997, NE55 G7 L63 A52 1978 (YCBA)


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