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Creator:
James Gillray, 1757–1815, British
Title:
Le Diable-Boiteaux, or the Devil upon Two Sticks, conveying John Bull to the Land of Promise
Date:
1806
Medium:
Etching
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in upper right of image: "Publish'd Feb'y 8th 1806. by H. Humphrey --- | 27 St. James's Street London"; lettered in image: "Come along Johnny ! - take fast hold | of my Cloak, & I'll bring you to the | Land of Milk & Honey!!! | HONESTY | HUMILITY | LOYALTY, | INDEPENDENCE | & Public-Good | --- O yes, i will try to hold fast! --- | but I'm damnably afraid that your Cloak | may slip off before we get there, & I | may chance to break my Neck! | NEW | CONSTITU | TION | CAROLUS. II. REDVIVUS | LIBERTY | CHASTITY | TEMPERANCE"; lettered in lower right of image: "J's Gillray inv't & fecit"; lettered below image: "le Diable-Boiteux, --or--The Devil upon Two Sticks, conveying John Bull to the Land of Promise. | ---vide le Sage."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1974.12.216
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:53911
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