"An angel gliding on a sun-beam into Paradice," Milton [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. Octr. 11th, 1791, by H. Humphrey, N. 18 Old Bond Street
[11 October 1791]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 28 x 22 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
One line of quoted text below title: "Down thither, prone in flight, lo Schwelly speeds, & with her brings the gems and spoils of Heav'n."
Sheet partially trimmed within plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Angels -- Sunbeams -- Bags of money -- Rosaries -- House of Hanover -- Crowns -- Allusion to George III -- Allusion to Queen Charlotte -- Literature: altered quotation from John Milton's (1608-1674) Paradise Lost.
Old Print Shop ; Mar., 1961 ; Acquisitions no.: 961-3-1-85.
Watermark: S. Lay.
Abstract:
"Mrs. Schwellenberg, enormously fat and heavily laden, supported by small wings, floats or falls head foremost down a broad slanting ray, which extends from a sun with a crown in its centre in the upper right corner of the print and stretches across the sea to a castellated town flying a flag inscribed 'Hanover'. Half only of the crown and sun is visible. Her massive legs terminate in tiny feet. In her arms are two large money-bags, labelled 'Pr Ann.' and '£1000000'. Her bulging pocket hangs downwards, a rosary and cross hanging from it."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Angel gliding on a sunbeam into Paradise
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Harvey, Francis
Riviere & Son
Schwellenberg, Elizabeth Juliana, ca 1728-1797
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1791
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1791
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
791.10.11.01
Orbis Record:
7778357
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr07240
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10732647
PID:
digcoll:553773