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

Delicious Dreams! Castles in the Air! Glorious Prospects!

Date:
1808
Medium:
Etching on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/2 × 10 1/2 inches (36.8 × 26.7 cm), Plate: 13 3/4 × 9 5/8 inches (34.9 × 24.4 cm), and Image: 13 × 9 1/4 inches (33 × 23.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered above image: Publish'd April 10th, 1808, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street"; inside image: "Britannia | rules the | World | Britannia | Triumphs | Air | by | Catala- | ni | PORT | MADEIRA | Secret | Correspon | dence from | Copenha | gen | Defence | of the | Country | Nine Hours | & a half | long | Bill of | Fare | 1st Course | Loaves & Fishes | 2nd Course | Loaves & Fishes | 3rd Course | Loaves & Fishes | TREASURY"; lettered below image: "Js Gillray inv & fec't | Delicious Dreams! - Castles in the Air! - Glorious Prospects! | Vide. An Afternoon Nap after the Fatigues | of an Official Dinner"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.808
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Alexander I, Tsar of Russia (1777–1825), Russian ruler
Catalani, Angelica (1782–1849), Italian singer
Perceval, Rt. Hon. Spencer (1762–1812), Prime Minister (1809–1812)
Bentinck, William Henry Cavendish, third Duke of Portland (1738–1809), British politician and head of Whig party (1782)
Abbot, Charles (1757–1829), first Baron Colchester, Speaker of the House of Commons (1802–1817)
Dundas, Henry, first Viscount Melville (1742–1811), British politician and lawyer
Canning, George (1770–1827), British prime minister and parodist
Napoleon I (1769–1821), Emperor of the French
Stewart, Robert, Viscount Castlereagh and 2nd Marquess Londonderry (1759-1822), Chief Secretary for Ireland
Jenkinson, Robert Banks, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770-1828), prime minister
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43425
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British Museum, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 11 volumes in 12, British Museum Publications, London, no. 10979, NE55 G7 L63 A52 1978 (YCBA)


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