Prints & Photography Auction
September 29 — October 04, 2018
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JAMES GILLRAY (1757-1815)
Lot 82 Details
JAMES GILLRAY (1757-1815), British
HE STEERS HIS FLIGHT ALOFT, INCUMBENT ON THE DUSKY AIR THAT FELT UNUSUAL WEIGHT, 1810
Hand-coloured etching and engraving with letters. Published by H. Humphrey, London, August 8th, 1810.
Image 19.2 x 14.9 in — 48.8 x 37.8 cm
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The Elton M. Hyder, Jr. Charitable and Educational Fund Collection: Formerly at the University of Texas Law Library, Inventory #2193 stamp verso backing;
Private Collection, Toronto
Depicting William Wyndham Grenville, Baron Grenville, dispensing Roman Catholic tracts from a balloon to the people of Oxford, representing his installation as Chancellor of Oxford University.