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Title
English: Light Expelling Darkness
Date

30 April 1795(30 April 1795)

Medium

etching

Notes
English: Published by Hannah Humphrey: 30 April 1795 "Etching with soft ground etching, engraving, and roulette," hand-coloured. Image ID: ps_prn_cd28_412. Selected text:
  • Within yellow disc at top left, Hebrew word ???? ("wisdom") surrounded by: COMMONS . KING . LORDS
  • Pitt stands on yellow shield with serpent and text: Exit Python Republicanus
  • Scroll under lion's rear legs: Jacobin Prophecies for breeding Sedition in England
  • Scroll under lion's chest: A scheme for raising the Catholicks in Ireland
  • At bottom: LIGHT expelling DARKNESS._ Evaporation of Stygian Exhalations,_or_The SUN of the CONSTITUTION, rising superior to the Clouds of OPPOSITION.

Selected items:

  • At left, Sun "of the Constitution", carried by
  • Pitt wearing laurel wreath as Roman charioteer or possibly Apollo, drawn by
  • British Lion wearing a cloth depicting Britannia, and
  • The White Horse of Hanover
Source of notes and some text: [1], The New York Public Library and [2]
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Transferred from en.wikipedia 2005-12-12 (original upload date) Original uploader was Jpetts

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  • 2005-12-12 23:47 Jpetts 650×503×8 (115665 bytes) Light Expelling Darkness, by James Gillray. Published by Hannah Humphrey: April 30, 1795 Etching with soft ground etching, engraving, and roulette, hand-colored


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