Lieut. Goverr. Gall-Stone inspired by Alecto…

Lieut. Goverr. Gall-Stone : Second DetailGillray, James, 1756-1815

Lieut. Goverr. Gall-Stone inspired by Alecto, or, The birth of Minerva / James Gillray design et fect.

Published: [London] : Pubd. Feby. 15th 1790 by H. Humphrey, No. 18, Old Bond Street, 15 Feb. 1790]

790.02.15.01++ Impression 2

A vicious satire on the life and works of Philip Thicknesse, writer and soldier, dedicated a number of Thicknesse’s most prominent enemies: Lord Thurlow, the Earls of Camde, Bute, Bathurst, and Coventry as well as Thicknesse’s own sons Baron Audley and Philip Junior.

1 print on wove paper : etching and engraving with aquatint, hand-colored ; plate mark 54.4 x 41 cm., on sheet 56 x 42 cm.

Etched following title: “From his head she sprung, a goddess arm’d.” Milton. To the opinions of The Right Honble. Edward, Lord Thurlow, The Earls Camden, Bute … this attempt to eludicate the properties of honor and courage, intelligence and philanthropy, is most respectfully submitted, by their servant, Js. Gillray.

Lieut. Goverr. Gall-Stone: Fourth DetailSubjects (Library of Congress): Thicknesse, Philip, 1719-1792–Caricatures and cartoons; Animals; Demons; Erinyes (Greek mythology); Minerva (Roman deity); Humphrey, Hannah, fl. 1774-1817, publisher.

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Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: June, 2010

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2 thoughts on “Lieut. Goverr. Gall-Stone inspired by Alecto…

  1. How wonderful these images are!! I love this blog. Not able to leave comments all the time but thank you for showing how amazing rare books can be!! Love it!!

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