Bombardinian [graphic] : conferring upon state affairs with one in office.

Sold at No. 227 Strand [i.e. William Humphrey]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 33.7 x 25.3 cm
Title etched below image.
Printmaker, publisher, and publication date from British Museum catalogue.
One line of verse below title: "Important blanks in Natures mighty roll." Churchill.
Traces of text burnished from plate in lower right corner of the image.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Robert Hamilton, 4th Bt., d. 1786 (Bombardinian) -- Mythology: Temple of Fame on Parnassus -- Military uniforms: Lt. General, 40th Regiment of Foot -- Scandals: Sir Robert Hamilton, 1779 -- Dogs -- Cradles -- Orders: Order of the Thistle -- Literature: quotation from Charles Churchill, 1731-1764 -- Fame, with wreath and trumpet -- Bundles: childbed linens -- Documents -- Altars.
Gift of Henry Shaw Newman, Old Print Shop ; Mar. 1961 ; Acquisitions no.: 961-3-1-367.
From Horace Walpole's collection, with his identifications at bottom of plate.
Matted to 48 x 39 cm.
Watermark: J Whatman.
"Another and probably later version of BMSat 5606; the two men have labels coming from their mouths containing words, and are more correctly drawn. The house on the right. is a more important building and its door has a plate inscribed "Lieut: Genl Bombardi. . N° 40". Grey Cooper stands at a different angle, showing more than his profile, his forefinger is laid against his cheek. He is saying "Then - My Led and I - his Ledship introduced the Affair you and I know of". Sir R. Hamilton (Bombardinian) answers "Hum-Aye-Mum". The same quotation from Churchill is engraved under the title. An inscription etched in the lower right. corner has been obliterated, the last words seem to resemble "J. Sayers."."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Cooper, Grey, Sir, approximately 1726-1801
Harvey, Francis
Riviere & Son
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1779
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1779
Watermarks (Paper) -- J Whatman
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Call Number:
779.00.00.04+ Impression 1
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Digital version