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Charon's Boat - or - the Ghosts of "all the Talents" taking their last voyage, - from the Pope's Gallery at Rome / Js. Gillray, fec. clip art

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TITLE:  Charon's Boat - or - the Ghosts of "all the Talents" taking their last voyage, - from the Pope's Gallery at Rome / Js. Gillray, fec. CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 10748 (color print) (A size) [P&P]PC 1 - 10748 (b&w print). Another impression. REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-ppmsca-05431 (digital file from original print)LC-USZC4-8782 (color film copy transparency of color print) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  A group of naked Whig politicians, including three Grenvilles, Sheridan, St. Vincent, Moira, Temple, Erskine, Howick, Petty, Whitbread, Sheridan, Windham,and Tomline, Bishop of Lincoln, crossing the river Styx in a boat named the Broad Bottom Packet. Sidmouth's head emerges from the water next to the boat. The boat's torn sail has inscription "Catholic Emancipation" and the center mast is crowned with the Prince of Wales feathers and motto "Ich Dien". On the far side the shades of Cromwell, Charles Fox and Robespierre wave to them. Overhead, on brooms, are the Three Fates; to the left a three-headed dog. Above the boat three birds soil the boat and politicians. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : H. Humphrey, 1807 July 16th. CREATOR: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, engraver. NOTES: Title from item. Catalog of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10748 Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Exhibited: Gillray and the Art of Caricature. SUBJECTS: Freedom of religion--Great Britain--1800-1810. Government officials--Great Britain--1800-1810. Boats--1800-1810. Witches--1800-1810. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1800-1810.Etchings 1800-1810. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from original color print) ppmsca 05431 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.05431 (digital file from color film copy transparency) cph 3g08782 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g08782 CONTROL #:  2001695079

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