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Creator:
Charles Jameson Grant, active 1830–1852, British
Title:

Luminous Don Key

Date:
ca. 1830
Medium:
Line engraving with etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches (28.5 x 41.3 cm) and Image: 8 11/16 x 13 7/8 inches (22.1 x 35.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, inside image, upper center: "Oh Yes Oh yes! This is to | give Notice that a general Illumi | nation will take place on Wednesday | in honor of Reform, E-haw E-haw....."; (lettered elsewhere inside image); lower right: "C J Grant~~"; lowe rcenter: "LUMINOUS DON KEY. | (text divided in two columns, column left) Tis hard to forbear With the Idle to Stare | At Pictures that Seem very Witty, (column right) But the pranks of an ASS, These Pictures suppass | When a Donkey Illumines the City."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art; Gift of Brian and Linda Gracie
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1984.17.22
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
caricature | crowds | designs | donkey | ears | historical subject | houses | humor | illumination | lamp | men | parody | Reformation | satire | steam
Associated People:
Key, Sir John (1794 - 1858), whosale stationer, Lord Mayor, MP and Chamberlain of London
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7156
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