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Antique Print: Delicious Dreams

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Delicious Dreams
Plate Number 341
Artist: James Gillray 1756-1815
Publisher: Henry G. Bohn London
Medium: Copper Plate Engraving/Etching - Hand Colored
Circa: 1847
Size approximate: Sheet: 16 5/8" x 12 1/4” Image: Size 9 1/2" x 13 1/4"
Engraving on reverse side of Plate # 344
Condition: Excellent - Image cut very close to the right margin - No damage to image
Comments: Coloration of presentation varies slightly from original print image and background hue/s.
Featured print side: Plate # 341 - In 1808, a time when it seemed impossible for Britain to defeat Napoleonic France, the British cabinet, having consumed a bowl of punch, fall into a deep slumber.  George Canning, the Foreign Secretary, dreams of a victory parade, with Britannia in her chariot leading a chained Napoleon, a Russian bear, and the Kings of Europe whom Napoleon has installed.

Reversed side of Featured print Plate # 344 "Broad-Bottom Drones storming the Hive, Wasps, Hornets & Bumble-Bees, joining in the Attack".  The government and the "Broad-Bottom Coalition" battle for the control of Parliament, here an enormous beehive surmounted with the royal Crown.  The print is cut very close to the top of the image

Price: $500.00


Stock Number: GIL-BP62-25
In Stock: 1

 

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