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Creator:
Print made by Charles Williams, active 1796–1830, British
Published by William Holland, 1757–1815, British
Title:

Billy's Ghost, or, Seasonable Admonition

Date:
1806
Medium:
Etching with hand coloring in watercolor on thin, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 × 16 1/2 inches (27.9 × 41.9 cm), Plate: 9 3/4 × 13 7/8 inches (24.8 × 35.2 cm), and Image: 8 3/4 × 13 1/8 inches (22.2 × 33.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in image: "Thou hast now stept into power; and tho' my opponent through life, | let me give you this Council - Trust to your own powers - give no ear to the | blood-suckers of the Court or the City, they are a miscreant race and will leave | thee nothing but poor men's curses, loud and deep. Raise John Bull and his | Family to their former comforts, and be to the People of england what my | Illustrious Father was when he closed his glorious career - Farewell, | remember my Council"; lettered below image: "Pub'd Feb'y 1806 by W. Holland, Cockspur St. | BILLY'S GHOST, or, Seasonable Admonition.".

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Godfrey Pearlson
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2019.17.8
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:81874
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