Tentanda via est qua me quoque possim tollere humo. Virgil, Geor. [graphic] : He steers his flight aloft, incumbent on the dusky air that felt unusual weight. Par. Lost. Lib. I, l. 225 / J. Gillray, fect &c.

Published/Created:
London
Publish'd August 8th, 1810 by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street
[8 August 1810]
Physical Description:
1 print : engraving, hand-colored ; sheet 51.0 x 39.9 cm
Notes:
Title from Latin quote below image.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark.
Sequel to Gillray's The introduction of the Pope to the convocation at Oxford by the Cardinal Broad-Bottom.
Published in: Hill, Draper. Fashionable contrasts: Caricatures by James Gillray. London: Phaidon Press, 1966, cat. no. 49.
C. & J. Goodfriend; November 2011.
For further information, consult library staff.
Abstract:
A satire ridiculing the installation of Lord Grenville as the Chancellor of Oxford University on July 3rd, 1810. The installation followed a divisive election in which Lord Eldon opposed Lord Grenville on political and religious grounds. Opponents like Gillray saw Grenville's installation as a triumph for Catholic Emancipation. Here Grenville rises in balloon over a vast applauding crowd in Oxford. Many of the faces in the crowd are identifiable political figures: Buckingham, Stafford, M.A. Taylor, Erskine, Tierney, Holland, Grey, Sidmouth, Cholmondeley, Whitbread, Watkin Williams-Wynn, Fingall, Sheridan, etc.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Artist]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Topics:
Eldon, John Scott, Earl of, 1751-1838
Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville, Baron, 1759-1834
Lansdowne, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marquess of, 1780-1863
Nugent, George Nugent Grenville, Baron, 1788-1850
Wynn, Charles Watkin Williams, 1775-1850
Wynn, Henry
Language:
Latin
Genre:
Engravings -- England -- 1810-1820
Watermarks (Paper) -- J. Whatman
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
810.08.08.01++
Orbis Record:
10123854
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr25230
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
15809081
PID:
digcoll:2808337