Cambridge-commencement sermon, July 2nd, 1809, A.M. [graphic].
- Cambridge-commencement sermon, July 2nd, 1809, A.M. [graphic].
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1809 October 18
- Copyright Date
- [18 October 1809]
- Publication Place
- H. Humprey, No. 27 St. James's Street
- "A preacher in a bulky gown almost fills an hexagonal pulpit, in which he stands full face, the right hand raised in exhortation, left on a book which rests on the tasselled cushion. His face is repulsively sub-human, with broad flattened nose, scowling forehead, eyes slanting up from the nose, long upper lip and wide curved mouth, with short hair and whiskers, and suggests an embodiment of evil. The head is ironically irradiated by the fan-shaped carving at the back of the pulpit from which winged heads look down at the preacher. At the base of the design and obscuring the lower part of the pulpit is a cloud radiating flashes of lightning."--British Museum online catalogue.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Text below title: "For the Devil could quote scripture, he was up to that." Extract verbat. et literat.
Title etched at bottom of image.
- 1 print : etching & aquatint on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25.5 x 20.7 cm, on sheet 27.9 x 23.0 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 11
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 11403
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