CALL NUMBER: PC 3 - 1779--Hell in triumph ... (A size) [P&P]A microfilm surrogate is provided in preference to the original, as per Divisional preservation policy (Microfilm LOT 12022).
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-ppmsca-10739 (digital file from original print)
RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.
SUMMARY: Print shows Sir Hugh Palliser, a naval admiral and accuser of Admiral Augustus Keppel following the inconclusive battle off the coast of Ushant in 1778, being pulled off a cliff by demons toward the open mouth of the Devil. During Keppel's trial he was compared to Admiral John Byng, shown blindfolded at center, who was executed on charges for losing Minorca in 1756. Also shown is Alexander Hood, an admiral in Palliser's fleet, holding a log-book; he testified in defense of Keppel. Fame flies overhead bearing two medallions, "A.K." for Augustus Keppel, and "S.R.H." possibly for Admiral Samuel Hood, brother of Alexander Hood.
MEDIUM: 1 print : etching ; 21.6 x 32.5 cm (sheet)
CREATED/PUBLISHED: [England : Publisher not named, 1779]
Title from item.
Inscribed in ink: "1779" and the names identifying three figures, "Hood," "Byng," and "Paliser."
Not found in British Museum Catalogue (BMC).
Most images available on microfilm, "British Political and Social Cartoons, 1655-1832, not in the British Museum," produced by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1970 (Microfilm LOT 12022). Unpublished checklist provides captions for images on microfilm.
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Keppel, Augustus Keppel,--Viscount,--1725-1786--Trials, litigation, etc. Palliser, Hugh,--Sir,--1723-1796. Hood, Alexander Hood,--Viscount,--1726-1814. Byng, John,--1704-1757. Courts martial & courts of inquiry--1770-1780. Ushant, Battle of, 1778. Demons--1770-1780.
Cartoons (Commentary) British 1770-1780.Etchings 1770-1780.
REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original print) ppmsca 10739 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.10739
CONTROL #: 2006677045
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