Exhibitions/ Art Object

The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver.–Vide. Swift's Gulliver: Voyage to Brobdingnag

Artist:
James Gillray (British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Artist:
After Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Braddyll (British, 1776–1862)
Publisher:
Hannah Humphrey (London)
Date:
June 26, 1803
Medium:
Hand-colored etching and aquatint
Dimensions:
sheet (clipped impression): 12 1/16 x 9 5/8 in. (30.6 x 24.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.888-313
Not on view
Inscription: in plate: "Pub-d June 26th 1803 - by H- Humphrey 27 St James's Street"; bubble of text in plate: "My little friend Grildig, you have made a most admirable panegyric upon yourself and Country, but from what I can gather from your own relation & the answers I have with much pains wringed & extorted from you, I cannot but conclude you be one of the most pernicious, little odious-reptiles that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the Earth-"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine," September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012.

Wright & Evans 286; British Museum Satires VIII.10019; Grego, p. 298; reprint G.W.G. (1830) II.40; Godfrey, Gillray 96A
Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Exh. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, detail on contents page, cat. no. 130, p. 168, ill.



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