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

The Apotheosis of the Corsican Phoenix

Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching and aquatint in black ink on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 5/8 × 13 1/8 inches (37.1 × 33.3 cm), Plate: 14 × 10 1/8 inches (35.6 × 25.7 cm), and Image: 13 1/4 × 9 3/4 inches (33.7 × 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered above the image: "Publish'd August 2, 1808 by H. Humphre, 27 St. James's Street"; lettered inside image: "PEACE ON EARTH | CORDON D'HONOR | PORTUGAL | SPAIN | FRANCE | GERMANY | ITALY | TURKEY | Corsica | Sicily | MOROCCO | ALGIERS | AFRICA | PYRENEAN | MOUNTAINS"; lettered below image: "J's Gillray inv't & fec't | Apotheosis of the CORSICAN-PHOENIX | When the Phoenix is tired of Life, he buildes a Nest upon the Mountains, and setting | it on Fire by the wafting of his own Wings-he perishes Himself in the Flames!-| -and from the smoke of his Ashes rises a new Phoenix to illuminate the World!!!- | vide. The New Spanish Encyclopedia. Edit. 1808.".

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.789
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Napoleon I (1769–1821), Emperor of the French
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43363
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British Museum, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 11 volumes in 12, British Museum Publications, London, no. 11007, NE55 G7 L63 A52 1978 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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