The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver. (Plate 2d) [graphic] / designed by an amateur ; etched by Js. Gillray.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
[10 February 1804]
1 print : etching with stipple, hand-colored ; sheet 35.0 x 45.8 cm
Title etched below image. Artist identified as Lt-Col Thomas Braddyll, a young amateur who supplied designs for satirical prints to James Gillray. See British Museum catalogue. Text following title: Scene "Gulliver manoeuv'ring with his little-boat in the cistern," vide Swifts Gulliver. "I often used to Row for my own diversion, as well as that of the Queen & her Ladies, who thought themselves well entertained with my skill & agility. Sometimes I would put up my Sail and shew my art, by steering starboard & larboard, - However, my attempts produced nothing else besides a loud laughter, which all the respect due to his Majesty from those about him could not make them contain. - This made me reflect, how vain an attempt it is for a man to endeavour to do himself honour among those, who are out of all degree of equality or comparison with him!!! - See, Voyage to Brobdingnag. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW
"A sequel to British Museum satire no. 10019. The King and Queen sit on chairs of state intently watching a rectangular tank in which Napoleon as Gulliver sails his little boat, manoeuvring the single sail. Behind the King's chair Lord Salisbury stands stiffly, holding his wand of office; the gold key is attached to his coat-pocket: he has the straight shapeless legs that Gillray always gives him. ... Two princesses sit beside the tank on the Queen's right; like the Queen, each holds up her fan. Two younger princesses stand behind. Two little pages (left) blow violently at the sail to propel the boat, while a third laughs. Two beefeaters (right) grin broadly. All are amused except the King and Queen, who are more serious."--British Museum online catalogue.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Augusta Sophia,--Princess, daughter of George III, King of Great Britain,--1768-1840--Caricatures and cartoons. Braddyll, Thomas , 1776-1862, artist. Charlotte,--Queen, consort of George III, King of Great Britain,--1744-1818--Caricatures and cartoons. Elizabeth,--Princess of England,--1770-1840--Caricatures and cartoons. George--III,--King of Great Britain,--1738-1820--Caricatures and cartoons. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher. Mary,--Duchess of Gloucester,--1776-1857--Caricatures and cartoons. Napoleon--I,--Emperor of the French,--1769-1821--Caricatures and cartoons. Riviere & Son Binding. Salisbury, James Cecil,--Marquess of,--1748-1823--Caricatures and cartoons. Sophia,--Princess, daughter of George III, King of Great Britain,--1777-1848--Caricatures and cartoons. Swift, Jonathan,--1667-1745.--Gulliver's travels--Adaptations, parodies, etc.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10227 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 308 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 288
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