Bombardinian [graphic] : conferring upon state affairs with one in office.
[London] Sold at No. 227 Strand [i.e. William Humphrey] [1779?]
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 33.7 x 25.3 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5608 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 43
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.
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
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