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

Blowing up the Pic Nic's: or Harlequin Quioxtte Attacking the Puppets

Etching with aquatint, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Sheet (cropped to plate): 14 1/16 x 10 1/16 inches (35.7 x 25.5 cm) and Image: 13 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches (33.5 x 24.8 cm)

Lettered, lower right inside image: "Js Gillroy | invt & fecit | Published April 2nd 1892 by H Humphrey St James's Street"; lower center below image: " 'Blowing up the PIC NIC's: __or__ Harlequin Quixotte attacking the Puppets'. Vide Tottenham Street Pantomine"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Addison, Joseph (1672–1719), writer and politician | audience | audience | bottles | broken | caricature | chaos | costume | drapery | entertainment | feathers | fire | flags | food | food | hats | humor | masks | medals | men | nude | parody | plates | plays | puppets | satire | sculptures | stage | swords | table | tent | theater | whip | women | wood
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Greater London | Tottenham | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Congreve, William (1670–1729), playwright and poet
Cholmondeley, George James, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley (1749-1827), politician
Greville, Henry Francis (early 19th c), founder of the Pic Nic Society
Schiller, Friedrich (1759-1805), playwright and poet
Rowe, Nicholas (1673-1718), poet, playwright, editor of Shakespeare
Garrick, David (1717–1779), actor and playwright
Jonson, Benjamin (1572–1637), poet and playwright
Kemble, John Philip (1757–1823),
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Kotzebue, August von (1761-1819), author and poet
Otway, Thomas (1652-1685), Dramatist
Lewis, William Thomas (1746?-1812), actor and theater manager
Hobart, Albinia, Countess of Buckinghamshire (fl. 1816)
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816), playwright and politician
Siddons (née Kemble), Sarah (1755–1831), actress
Billington, Elizabeth (1765–1818), singer
Edgcumbe, Richard, second earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1764–1839), writer on opera
Cecil, Mary Amelia [Emily Mary], marchioness of Salisbury (1750–1835), political hostess and sportswoman
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