The full moon in eclipse

An old man sits outdoors in an upholstered chair, looking through a telescope which is pointed up left to a black woman standing on a cliff with her dress pulled up and her large derrière bared. A dog sits by the man’s chair with a similar look on its face as it too looks up at the woman.

  • Printmaker: Newton, Richard, 1777-1798, printmaker.
  • Title: The full moon in eclipse [graphic] / desin’d & etch’d by Rd. Newton.
  • PublicationLondon : Publish’d by W. Holland, Oxford St., May 8, 1797.

Catalog Record

797.05.08.02+

Acquired May 2017

The King of Brobdingnag, and Gulliver

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“George III, half length, stands in profile to the left, 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.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerGillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
  • TitleThe King of Brobdingnag, and Gulliver [graphic].
  • Published[London : Pubd. June 26th, 1803, by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James’s Street, 26 June 1803]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

803.06.26.01+

Acquired December 2014