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Creator:
James Gillray, 1756–1815
Title:

The Slough of Despond----; Vide - The Patriots Progress

Date:
1793
Materials & Techniques:
Etching, hand-colored
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 7/8 x 13 3/8in. (22.5 x 34cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered inside image upper center: "'Help! Help! will no kind Power lend a hand | to deliver me? Oh! what whill become of me? all my | former Friends have forsaken me! if I try to go on, I sink | deeper in the Filth; & my feet are stuck so fast in the Mire, | that I can not get back 'tho I try; Ah, me! this Burden | upon my Back overwhelm's me, & presses me down! I shall | Rise no more! I am lost for ever, & shall never see the Promis'd Land!!'"; upper right: "Libertas | Knock, & it shall be opened | The Straight Gate; of the wat to the Patriots Paradice"; center left: "Contents | French Gold, French Loyalty, French Daggers, And Crimes, more num'rous than the sands, upon the Ocean's shore."; lower center: "Gospel of Liberty [...]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.942
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:43771
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