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

Presages of the Millenium

Date:
1795
Medium:
Etching and aquatint, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
13 × 14 13/16 inches (33 × 37.6 cm) and 11 5/8 × 14 1/8 inches (29.6 × 35.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left inside image: "J.s G.y Desn et fecit _ Pubd June 4th 1795 by H Humphrey No27 NewBond Street"; lower center below image: "Presages of the MILLENIUM; with The Destruction of the Faithful, as Revealed to R:Brothers, the Prophet, & attested by M.B.Hallhead Esq | 'Amd e'er the Last Days begain, I looked & behold, a White Horse, & his Name who sat yhon was Death; & Hell followed after him; & Power was given unto him to kill with the | 'Sword, & with Famine, & with Death; and I saw under him the Souls of the Multitude, those who were destroy'd for maintaing the word of Truth, and & for the Testimony__"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.916
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Bible | caricature | clouds | crown | death | destruction | faith | famine | fear | fire | fish | galloping | grotesques | hell | herds | historical subject | hoards | horse (animal) | humor | killing | legislation | men | meteorology | monsters | nude | parody | peace | pigs | power | riding | satire | science | scrolls | seamen | serpents | souls | storm | sword | swords | testimony | truth | uniforms | wings
Associated People:
George IV (1762–1830), king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and king of Hanover
Stanhope, Charles, third earl of Harrington (1753–1829), army officer
Pitt, William [known as Pitt the younger] (1759–1806), prime minister
Fox, Charles James (1749–1806), politician
demons
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43734
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