DAC Collection Object Information
Etching with hand coloring on laid paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Dimensions (Plate): 348 x 382 mm (13.7 x 15 in.)
Signed in plate, lower left: “J. Gillray inv. & fec.”
Edition: Published 22 March 1808 by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s Street
Accession number: 1962.51.9
Purchase funds, 1962
The image depicts Canning as Phaeton, in a flaming chariot above a world on fire and a constellation of political figures, representing the forces of faction.
Bibliography: Wright pp. 354–55; BM Sat 10972; Drayer Hill, “Mr. Gillray,” p. 115, fig. 106
Work Type: print
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