GILLRAY, James (after) – Nelson’s Victory;-or-Good-news operating upon Loyal Feelings. (Weimar, Industrie-Comptoir, 1798)
Plate: 176 x 230mm; Sheet: 195 x 248mm; etching; old folds, slightly stained
Members of the British opposition receiving the news of Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Aboukir Bay. The politicians are disappointed and depressed, as before they all predicted a defeat of the British navy. This is a reduced German version of Gillray’s caricature published 1798 by Hannah Humphrey in London.
Broadley E 89; cf. BM Satires 9248; Broadley A 664 (for the Humphrey issue)