The balance of power, or, "The posterity of the immortal Chatham turn'd posture master" [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Publishd. April 21st, 1791, by H. Humphrey, N. 18 Old Bond St
[21 April 1791, printed 1851?]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper ; sheet 35.2 x 25 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from description of earlier state in the British Museum catalogue.
Reissue, with added plate numbering. Cf. No. 7846 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6.
Date of printing based on that of Bohn's Suppressed plates.
Plate probably from: Bohn, ii, 8, Suppressed plates.
Text following title: Vide Sherridans speech.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark, and the number "8" has likely been erased from sheet.
Temporary local subject terms: Circus performances: walking on rope -- Allusion to Russian conquests -- Clowns -- Allusion to Sheridan's speech in the House of Commons, 15 April, 1791 -- Allusion to William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778.
H. Hill ; 1961.
Variant Titles:
Posterity of the immortal Chatham turned posture master
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Bohn, Henry George, 1796-1884 [Publisher]
Topics:
Catherine II, Empress of Russia, 1729-1796
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1789-1820 -- Humor
Pitt, William, 1759-1806
Selim III, Sultan of the Turks, 1761-1808
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1851
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1791
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
791.04.21.01+
Orbis Record:
7770827
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr07140
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10732565
PID:
digcoll:552562