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

Despair

Date:
1802
Medium:
Etching and aquatint with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 × 8 1/8 inches (25.4 × 20.6 cm) and Image: 9 3/8 × 7 3/8 inches (23.8 × 18.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered inside image: "We're all ruinated, Sir! | -all didled, Sir!! | -abus'd by Placemen, sir!!! | -Bankrupts all, Sir! | -not worth Sixteen Pounds, Ten Shillings, Sir! | Ignorance | of Old | Admini- | stration | Stupidity | of New | Admini- | stration | Charges | against the | Ministry | Notes | Minis- | terial | Tricks | Plunders | Blunders | Collusion | Impeach | Punish"; lettered below image: "J's Gillray inv. & fec't | DESPAIR. | Pub'd April 8th 1802 by H. Humphrey 27 St. James's Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.814
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Burdett, Sir Francis, fifth baronet (1770–1844), politician
Robson, Richard Bateman (active 1802); politician
Jones, Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt (1765–1811), British politician
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43436
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British Museum, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 11 volumes in 12, British Museum Publications, London, no. 9855, NE55 G7 L63 A52 1978 (YCBA)


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