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Creator:
James Gillray, 1756–1815
Title:

The Real Cause of the Present High-Price of Provisions or A View on the Sea Coast of England, with French Agents Smuggling Away Supplies for France

Date:
1795
Materials & Techniques:
Etching, hand-colored
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/4 x 16 1/4in. (28.6 x 41.3cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "g"

Lettered inside image, upper right: "Vive le Republique"; center left: "Norfolk Dumpling"; center: "French Gold | Republican Purchase"; lower left: "Fine Bedfordshire Flour | Superfine Bedfordshire Flour for Paris"; lower center: "Provision for French Army | Dissenting Manufact[ion]"; lettered below image, lower right: "Js.Gy. desn. et fect."; lower center: "The Real Cause of the Present High-Price of Provisions, or, a View on the Sea Coast of England, with French Agents, smuggling away Supplies for France."; lower right: "Pubd. May 11th, 1795, by H.Humphrey, No. 37, New Bond Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.915
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43733
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