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

The Nursery, with, Britannia Reposing in Peace

Date:
1802
Medium:
Etching with hand-coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 1/8 × 14 inches (25.7 × 35.6 cm), Plate: 10 × 13 7/8 inches (25.4 × 35.2 cm), and Image: 9 3/8 × 13 7/8 inches (23.8 × 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered inside image: "Rule | Britannia | Buonaparte | Composing | Draught | Opiate | Pills | French Cambrick | REQUIESCAT IN PACE. | O, By-my Baby, my Baby, - | -O, By-in Peace!-my dearee!- | -For such a sweet Nap as This, | -You never had, for nor nearee! | -so, By-my Baby, my dearee! | French C--K--g Chair | French | Pap"; lettered below image: "J's Gillray inv't & fec't | The NURSERY:_with Britannia reposing in PEACE. | Pub'd Dec'r 4th 1802 by J's Gillray | No. 27 St. James's Street".

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.788
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Addington, Henry, first Viscount Sidmouth (1757–1844), prime minister
Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770-1828), prime minister
Britannia
Napoleon I (1769–1821), Emperor of the French
Fox, Charles James (1749–1806), politician
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43362
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British Museum, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 11 volumes in 12, British Museum Publications, London, no. 9895, NE55 G7 L63 A52 1978 (YCBA)


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