The Tree of Liberty must be planted immediately!- this is the "Something which must be done" and that quickly too! to save the Country from destruction.-Vide. Sentiments of Whig Club Febr 14th 1797-

James Gillray, English, 1756 - 1815

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1797

Hand colored etching on wove paper

Sheet: 15 1/4 × 11 1/8 in. (38.7 × 28.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

PR.951.51

Publisher

Hannah Humphrey (about 1745-1818), London

Geography

Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Research Area

Print

Not on view

Inscriptions

Inscribed, in plate, upper right: Pub.d Feb.r 16th 1797 by H. Humphrey New Bond; lower right: J.s G.y inv. & sc

Course History

ENGL 20, Age of Satire, Alysia Garrison, Winter 2014

ENGL 21, Reason and Revolution, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2014

ENGL 22, The Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

18th Century English Graphics, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 29-December 10, 1978.

Funny Faces: Selected Satirical Prints and Caricatures from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1-November 2, 1991 (in conjunction with an interdisciplinary conference, The Faces of Physiognomy, in honor off the 250th anniversary of Lavater's birth. Conference organized by the German Department of Dartmouth College. Exhibition organized by Katherine W. Hart

James Gillray: Prints by the Eighteenth Century Master of Caricature, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 8 - March 13, 1994

No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in conjunction with the Humanities Institute, Leslie Center for the Humanities, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 6-December 9, 2007.

The Napoleonic Era, Strauss and Barrows Galleries and Barrows Windows, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 29-September 3, 1979.

The Object World, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, ARTH2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 5-March 15, 2015.

Publication History

Katherine W. Hart with the assistance of Laura Hacker, "James Gillray: Prints by the Eighteenth Century Master of Caricature", Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1994, catalog no. 35, p. 37.

Katherine Hart, Physiognomy and the Art of Caricature, essay in Ellis Shookman, editor, The Face of Physiognomy: Interdiciplinary Approaches to Johann Caspar Lavater, Columbia: Camden House, Inc., 1993, pp. 125-138, ill. p. 134

Provenance

Professor Rees Higgs Bowen, Hanover, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1951.

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