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

Pacific Overtures - or - A Flight from St. Clouds - "Over the Water to Charley" - A New Dramatic Peace now Rehearsing

Date:
1806
Medium:
Etching with hand-coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
12 3/4 × 17 3/4 inches (32.4 × 45.1 cm), 11 5/8 × 15 1/4 inches (29.5 × 38.7 cm), and 11 1/4 × 15 1/4 inches (28.6 × 38.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in image: "G'e III'd | whom God long Preserve | Non | sibi fed | Patriae | vixit. | Very amusing Terms indeed! - | and might vastly well with some of | the new-made little Gingerbread Kings - | but WE are not in the habits of giving | up either "Ships or Commerce or | Colonies" merely because little | Boney | is in a pet to have them!!! | There's my Terms | TERMS | OF | PEACE | Acknowlege | me as Emperor | Dismantle | your Fleer | Reduce your | Army - | Abandon Malta | & Gibraltor | Renouce all | Continental | Connection | Your Colonies | I will take at | a Valuation. | Engage to | pay to the |Great Nation | for 7 years | annually | £1,000,000 | and place | in my hands | as hostages | the Princess | Charlotte of | Wales, with | Ten of ye late | Administration | whom I shal | name. - | ARMY | of | SCOTLAND| ARMY | of | IRELAND | ARMY | of | ENGLAND | Remember my Friend you Oath. - "Our Politicks are the Same." | at Maidstone | Not-Guilty. | N.B. my | Confederate | Quigley | only was | Hanged | there | Adress | the the | Papist | to the | London | Corresponding | Society | To the | United Irishmen | the Press | The Argus | Morning Chronicle | The | Whig | Club | To the | Army | To the | Navy | To the Volunteers | Maynooth ---- | Horne Tooke | Weekly Register | Thelwall | Jobson | & | Nell | Irish | Jig - | Report of | the secret | committee | Neilson | told me | he had | sworn | Mr. Gratton | Bravisimo! | Bravo | DUET | on a | Pair of | Portraits | The Brentford | Bully | a new song | Liberty | Equality | down with | all the | Prisons. | Shortly | will be | Perform'd | the Farce | Dolly | made a | Duchess | Bull of | Indemnity | A serious | Ballad.. | Burke to | Duke | HARP OF ST. PATRICK | Rule | Britan | nia - | Broad | Bottom | Concert | Attention! | Britons | Strike | Home | God save the King | Title | the Jesuits | Jig | Water - | Gruel | Brissots | Delight | Chees Parings | Grenville | Fox | How Happy | could I be | with either | Bourough | The Midwatch | See the | Conquer | ing | Hero | comes"; lettered below image: "J's Gillray fec't. | Pacific Overtures. - or - a Flight from St. Cloud's - "over the Water to Charley." - a new Dramatic Peace now Rehearsing. | Pub'd April 5th 1806 by | H. Humphrey St. James's Street"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.779
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43350
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British Museum, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 11 volumes in 12, British Museum Publications, London, no. 10549, NE55 G7 L63 A52 1978 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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