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Creator:
James Gillray, 1756–1815
Title:

The Republican Rattle-Snake Fascinating the Bedford-Squirrel ---

Date:
1795
Materials & Techniques:
Etching, hand-colored
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/2 x 8 1/4in. (31.8 x 21cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered below image, lower center: "The Republican Rattle-Snake Fascinating the Bedford Squirrel. | The Rattle Snake is a Creature of the greatest subtilty; when it is desirous of preying upon any Animal which is in a | situation above itself, it fixes its Eye upon the unsuspecting object, & by the noise of its Rattle fascinates & confounds the unfortunate | Victim, till loosing all Sense & discernment, it falls a prey unto the Mouth of the horrid Monster. | Pliny's Nat. Histy. vol 365." lower right: 'Pubd. Novr. 16th, 1798 by | H. Humphrey New Bond St."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.983
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:44155
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