The triumph of gas lights [graphic]
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- The triumph of gas lights [graphic]
- Sayers, James, 1748-1823, printmaker
- Spencer, Richard (Publisher), publisher.
- Published / Created
- April 1810.
- Publication Place
- Publd. by R. Spencer
"A street-lamp containing three gas-jets stands like a light-house on a rough stone mound between the sea (right) and a hill; these are lit by rays from the lamp which irradiate a dark sky and impinge upon a waning moon with a profile inset in a dark circle, and a dusky sun whose irradiated face looks out from clouds."--British Museum online catalogue, description of a variant state
Title from text in image.
Signed with the monogram of James Sayers.
Text below title: Extract from Moore's Almanack for the year 1811.
Six lines of quoted verse at bottom of plate: "And it shall come to pass, that Mr. Winsor's Patent Gas, will very soon eclipse the Moon, and when that's done put out the Sun."
For a variant state with publisher's street address and day of publication present in imprint statement, see no. 11606 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8.
Mounted on leaf 89 of James Sayers's Folio album of 144 caricatures.
- 1 print : plate mark 21.4 x 18 cm, on sheet 24 x 19 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- Folio 75 Sa85 810
- Collection Title
- Leaf 89. Folio album of 144 caricatures.
- Collection/Other Creator
- Sayers, James, 1748-1823.
- Collection Date
- [London], [between 1782 and 1810]
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1810
Etchings England London 1810
Aquatints England London 1810
Watermarks (Paper) 1803
- etching and aquatint ; and wove paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Topic)
- Gas street lamps
Gas street lamps
England > 1810
England > London > 1810
Eldon, John Scott, Earl of, 1751-1838 > Ownership
Sayers, James, 1748-1823 > Ownership
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