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James Gillray Preparing for the Grand Attack

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Gillray - Preparing for the Grand Attack


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French 19th century political caricature by Honore Daumier.


Preparing for the Grand Attack.-or- a Private Rehearsal of "The ci-devant Ministry in danger".' Originally published in 1801, this impression is from Henry Bohn's folio of Gillray's etchings - note the plate is numbered top right and the reverse also has another Gillray etching on it. Depicts Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt (1770-1844) making an extravagant speech against the war. Charles James Fox (1749-1806) Fox holds up the list of 'Ministerial Crimes and Misdemeanours' and is supported by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) and John Horne Tooke (1736-1812) who wears a bonnet rouge.

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artist James Gillray (1756-1815)
method Etching and aquatint
date C1850 (originally 1801)
size 260mm by 350mm (platemark)
SKU CA4431