Very Slippy Weather

James Gillray, English, 1756 - 1815



Hand colored etching on wove paper

Sheet: 14 5/8 × 10 1/4 in. (37.1 × 26 cm)

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



Hannah Humphrey (about 1745-1818), London


Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower center: London. Published February 10th 1808 by H. Humphrey No. 27 St James's Street: / VERY SLIPPY WEATHER; lower right: Etch'd by J.s Gillray.

Course History

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

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

ARTH 41.03, European Art 1750-1850, Allan Doyle, Winter 2019

ENGL 22, Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2019

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.

Satrical Print Shops of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century [Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, conference No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality, and Ethnicity] Elevator Vestibule, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 1-November 12, 2007.

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. 43, cover illustration, p.41.


Charles D. Childs, Boston, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 1952.

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