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

Political Mathematician's Shaking the Broad Bottom'd Hemispheres

Date:
ca. 1811
Medium:
Etching in brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/4 × 20 inches (36.2 × 50.8 cm), Plate: 12 1/2 × 16 5/8 inches (31.8 × 42.2 cm), and Image: 12 × 16 3/8 inches (30.5 × 41.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark, center right: "J. WHATMAN | 1811"

Lettered above image: "Publish'd Jan'y 9th, 1807 by H. Humphrey 27 St. Jams's Street."; inside image: " To That last Hope of the Country, "The New Opposition", this Representation of | "CHARLEY'S Old Breeches in Danger" is Respectfully submited. | Oh! by Gar! if I could but once put My Foot | upon the Leaver! - I'd give their Broad-bottoms | a Shake with a Vengeance!!! | FORTITUDE | The | PILOT | that | Weather'd | the | STORM | BROAD BOTTOM-MEASURE | The FULCRUM of the CONSTITUTION | ROCK | of | INDEPEN | DENCE. | EXCHEQUER | TREASURY | TABBEYS | TIERNEY | Scribblers | S S S S S S S S | Cobbet's | Letters | O save my Breeches, Heaven! | Hic Jacet | Pater Broad bottoms | He lent his raiment to cover the | Needy & To hide his Enemies from | Shame, he went Naked to the Grave | New SCALE | of JUSTICE | No Taxation | No Bastille | the PEOPLE | EGALITE | New PLANETARY SYSTEM | Scheme for a | New PATRIOTIC | ADMINISTRATION | pro bono Publico | President - Horne Tooke | L'd Chand'r - Paul Goose | Sec'y of State - Sir Francis | L'd Chief Justice - W. Cobbett | L'd Privy Seal - Mr Robson | Political | Register | Opposition | for Ever | Damn the | WHIGS | and | Curse the | TORIES | Amen | Thelwal | Lectures | Intended | FUNERAL | ORATION | for the | DOWNFALL | of the | Broad-bottoms | by J. Gale Jones"; below image: "J's Gillray des'd & f't - | Political Mathematician's, Shaking the Broad bottom'd Hemispeheres: - "_Mr. Paull is fixed upon a Rock, and be assured he will prove the Fulcrum | by means of which the present Broadbottoms will be Overset." - Sir F. Burdett's Speech".

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.783
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:47528
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British Museum, Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum, 11 volumes in 12, British Museum Publications, London, no. 10697, NE55 G7 L63 A52 1978 (YCBA)


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