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James Gillray, 1757–1815
Published by Hannah Humphrey, ca. 1745–1818

Confederated- Coalitions; or, The Giant's Storming Heaven, With the Gods Alarmed for their Everlasting Abodes.

Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Sheet: 18 1/4 × 14 1/4 inches (46.4 × 36.2 cm), Plate: 18 × 13 1/4 inches (45.7 × 33.7 cm), Image: 15 7/8 × 12 7/8 inches (40.3 × 32.7 cm)

Lettered inside image: "TREASURY | TRUE ANDREW-FERRARA | In hoc Signo Vinces. | Knock down Arguments | Charges | Honor | Property | Ability | Coalition | Roast | Beef | DUTY | of | MAN | Death | and | ETERNAL | SLEEP | Coup | de | GRACE | Killing | Detections | Long Charges | COBBETT | Weekly | The Doctor"; lettered below image: "J's Gillray inv. & f't | London Pub'd May 4th, 1804 by H. Humphrey 27 St. James's Street. | Confederated-Coalition; -or- The Giants storming Heaven. with the Gods alarmed for their everlasting- | -abodes. | -"They never complain'd of Fatigue, but like Giants refreshed, were ready to enter immediately upon the attack! | -"Not to destroy! but root them out of Heaven". Milton | Vide. Lord Chancellor's Speech | 24th April 1804."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
George III (1738–1820), king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and king of Hanover
Fox, Charles James (1749–1806), politician
Pitt, William [known as Pitt the younger] (1759–1806), prime minister
Addington, Henry, first Viscount Sidmouth (1757–1844), prime minister
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751–1816), playwright and politician
Howard, Frederick, 5th Earl of Carlisle (1748–1825), politician and diplomat
Grenville, William Wyndham, Baron Grenville (1759–1834), politician
Rose, Right Hon George (1744–1818), MP, statesman, writer, treasury secretary
Burdett, Sir Francis, fifth baronet (1770–1844), politician
Grey, Charles, 2nd Earl Grey (1764–1845), politician/statesman
Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770–1828), prime minister
Smith-Stanley, Edward (1752–1834), 12th Earl of Derby
Tierney, George (1761–1830), British politician
Howard, Charles (1746–1815), eleventh Duke of Norfolk, politician
Taylor, Right Hon Michael Angelo (1757–1834), English politician and member of Parliament
Jervis, John, First Earl of St Vincent (1735–1823), British naval officer
Grenville, George Nugent-Temple-, first marquess of Buckingham (1753–1813), British politician
Canning, George (1770–1827), British prime minister and parodist
Windham, William (1750–1810), British politician
Jones, Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt (1765–1811), British politician
Long, Charles, Baron Farnborough (1761–1838), British politician and amateur artist
Dundas, Henry, first Viscount Melville (1742–1811), British politician and lawyer
Spencer, George John, second Earl Spencer (1758–1834), British military officer, Secretary of State
Stanhope, Charles, third Earl Stanhope (1753–1816), British politician and inventor
Wilberforce, William (1759–1833), politician and philanthropist
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British Museum, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 11 volumes in 12, British Museum Publications, London, no. 10240, NE55 G7 L63 A52 1978 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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