The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver

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The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver
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Charles Williams

The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver

London, S W Fores, July 1st. 1803

Etching

Original hand colouring

320 x 250 mm

£480

A close copy of the Gillray attire of the same nameGeorge III, half length, stands in profile to the left, a holding a tiny Napoleon on the palm of his right hand, and inspecting him through a spy-glass. He says: "My little friend Grildrig, you have made a most admirable \ "panegyric upon Yourself and Country, but from what I can \ "gather from your own relation & the answers I have with \ "much pains wringed & extorted from you, I cannot but con- \ "-clude you to be one of the most pernicious, little - odious \ "-reptiles, that nature ever suffer'd to crawl upon the surface of the Earth." He wears military uniform with a bag-wig. The only background is a dark cloud-like shadow across the lower part of the design. Below the main title; Vide. Swift's Gulliver: Voyage to Brobdingnag BM 10019A