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Phaeton Alarm’d,

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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