Yale Center for British Art

Creator:
James Gillray, 1756–1815, British

Title:
The Royal Whim, or the Crouch-a-la Mode: A New Dance to The Old Tune. Comus, Euphrosyne, and The Bacchanalian Crew. ---Dedicated to Mr. Kelly, by Soliloquy Whistlepipe.
Date:
1792
Materials & Techniques:
Etching, hand-colored
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/2 x 9 3/8in. (31.8 x 23.8cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:
Lettered above image, upper center: "The ROYAL WHIM; or ^The CROUCH-A-LA-MODE; A New Dance to the Old Tune."; lettered inside image, upper left: "'By turns, we'll Drink, & Kiss, & Sing, Love's for ever on the Wing.' | 'All I ask of Mortal Man, Is to Keep me, while he can.' | 'By Turns we'll Kiss &...'"; lower left: "Pubd. Feby. 11th, 1792. by J. Aitken Castle Street Leicester Square"; lettered below image, lower center: "Comus, Euphrosyne, and the Bacchanalian Crew. | Respectfully dedicated to Mr. Kelly, by his old & faithful Friend - Soliloquy Whistlepipe"
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.1024
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Currently On View:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41741