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

Le Diable - Boiteux - or - The Devil Upon Two Sticks, Conveying John Bull, to the Land of Promise

Date:
1806
Medium:
Etching on medium, slightly textured, white wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/8 × 10 3/8 inches (36.5 × 26.4 cm), Plate: 13 3/4 × 9 3/4 inches (34.9 × 24.8 cm), and Image: 13 × 9 1/2 inches (33 × 24.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark, lower center: "TURKEY MILLS"

Lettered in upper right of image: "Publish'd Feb'y 8th 1806. by H. Humphrey --- | 27 St. James's Street London"; lettered in image: "Come along Johnny ! - take fast hold | of my Cloak, & I'll bring you to the | Land of Milk & Honey!!! | HONESTY | HUMILITY | LOYALTY, | INDEPENDENCE | & Public-Good | --- O yes, i will try to hold fast! --- | but I'm damnably afraid that your Cloak | may slip off before we get there, & I | may chance to break my Neck! | NEW | CONSTITU | TION | CAROLUS. II. REDVIVUS | LIBERTY | CHASTITY | TEMPERANCE"; lettered in lower right of image: "J's Gillray inv't & fecit"; lettered below image: "le Diable-Boiteux, --or--The Devil upon Two Sticks, conveying John Bull to the Land of Promise. | ---vide le Sage."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.780
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43352
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British Museum, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 11 volumes in 12, British Museum Publications, London, no. 10525, NE55 G7 L63 A52 1978 (YCBA)


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