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Creator:
James Gillray, 1757–1815, British
Title:

Overthrow of the Republican-Babel

Date:
1809
Medium:
Etching on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
19 5/8 × 14 1/2 inches (49.8 × 36.8 cm), 15 7/8 × 12 3/4 inches (40.3 × 32.4 cm), and 15 × 12 1/4 inches (38.1 × 31.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered above image: "Publish'd May 1st 1809 by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street.; lettered inside image: "ROYAL-WATER SPOUT | Justice | Triumphant | DECISIONS | of the Rt Hon'bl | The HOUSE | of | COMMONS. | Majority against | the Machinations | of Republicans | & Levellers | New Road to | Heaven's Treasury | Motion | for Planting a New - | Constitutional | Tree | Abuses on the Army department | incontestibly proved on y'e Word | of a Prostitute & her Paramour | Advances of | of a Revolution | a la France | Plan for Repairing | and New Roofing the Old | House of Brunswick | Motion | for granting Pensions | to all Whores & their | Maids for past | Service | Motion | for Badgering of | the Government | Motion for | an Address of | Congratulations | to Tallyrande | TRICKs LIES | Collection of | Stumbling | Blocks for the | Ministry | Nods & Winks | to Buonaparte | Everlasting | Oppression to all | the Measures | of Ministry | MORE | IMPEACH- | MENT | Motion for | Abolishing all | Laws, but Mob | Laws | Necessity of Opposing | all the Plans of the | Ministry | LIES | Plan for the Opp- | sition Rats to destroy | the Tapestry of the | House of Lords | Parliamentary | Reform! i.e. Universal | Revolution | FALSEHOODS | New Ways | to stir up | Public | Discontent | LIBERTY OF THE PRESS | without Controul! | JACOBIN | Principles | RUIN and | SPOIL | DESTRUCTION | REVENGE | ENVY | DISAPPOINTED | AMBITION | VIVE | LA | REVOLU | -TION | No Bastille | Liberty | for Ever | Loyalty | for Ever | Republicanism! | any Thing | to make | a kick-up | any Thing | to make |a Row! | REPUBLICAN LADDER of AMBITION | Westminster | Address | REVOLUTION | Monitor | Morning Chronical | Cobbett's | Political Register | The Hampshire | Hog | Driver | Mrs. A. Clarke's | Old Conjuring Muff | to be sold to the | best Bidder | Plunder | Ingratitude | Wardle | PRivate | Reasons | Patriotic | HARANGUES | by Fid Fad | Folkstone | Cobbetts | Hints | Motions | for Kicking | up a Row in the House | of Commons | BARREL | of MISCHIEF | QUASSIA | COCUS INDICUS | Whitbread's | Entire | BUTT | OPIUM | Political Divinity | by Sam | Froth | The Wick | -ed shall | be caught | in the | work of | their own | hands | Essay | upon | Political | Brewing | without | Malt or | Hops | The Sand-Hill of Opposition | BROAD-BOTTOM LADER OF AMBITION | Hackney Addresses | Tag, Rag & Bob Tail | City Addresses | Waithman | Quin | Coombe | & Rabble | Westminster Address | Wishart | West | Finnery | Bill Saones | Fools [...] Paper | for Broad Bottom | Stationary | from the P--masters | for Attacks | on Ministry"; lettered below image: "Js Gillray inv't & f't | OVERTHROW of the REPUBLICAN-BABEL. | "and they said, Go to, let us build to us a City and a Tower, whose top may reach to Heavens, | and let us make us a name! - But they were sacttered abroad upon the face of the Earth; | and they left off to build the City." Gen's Chap. XI"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.803
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Whitbread, Samuel II (1764–1815), British politician
Finnerty, Peter (c. 1766–1822), journalist
Combe, Harvey Christian (1752–1818), Lord Coombe, alderman of London, Lord Mayor of London (1800)
Perceval, Rt. Hon. Spencer (1762–1812), Prime Minister (1809–1812)
Wardle, Col. Gwyllym Lloyd (1761/2–1833), soldier and politician
Burdett, Sir Francis, fifth baronet (1770–1844), politician
Petty-Fitzmaurice, Henry, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780 - 1863), Chancellor of the Exchequer, home secretary, Lord President of the Council
Stewart, Robert, Viscount Castlereagh and 2nd Marquess Londonderry (1759-1822), Chief Secretary for Ireland
Napoleon I (1769–1821), Emperor of the French
Waithman, Robert (1764–1833), British political reformer
Grenville, Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-, first duke of Buckingham and Chandos (1776–1839), British politician
Talleyrand-Périgord, Charles Maurice de, Prince de Benevento (1754–1838), French diplomat
Abbot, Charles (1757–1829), first Baron Colchester, Speaker of the House of Commons (1802–1817)
Canning, George (1770–1827), British prime minister and parodist
Clarke, Mary Anne (1776?–1852), royal mistress
Pleydell-Bouverie, William (1779–1869), third Earl of Radnor, member of Parliament
Frederick, Prince (1763–1827) Duke of York and Albany, army officer, bishop of Osnabrück
Tooke, John Horne [formerly John Horne] (1736–1812), radical and philologist
Cobbett, William (1763–1835), political writer and farmer
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British Museum, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 11 volumes in 12, British Museum Publications, London, no. 11327, NE55 G7 L63 A52 1978 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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