"An angel gliding on a sun-beam into Paradice," Milton [graphic].
[London] Pubd. Octr. 11th, 1791, by H. Humphrey, N. 18 Old Bond Street [11 October 1791]
[11 October 1791]
1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 28 x 22 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 7906 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 136 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive acc
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.
"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.
Angel gliding on a sunbeam into Paradise
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker] Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817 [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Harvey, Francis Riviere & Son Schwellenberg, Elizabeth Juliana, ca 1728-1797
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1791 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1791
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