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Pro Bono Publico: James Gillray and the Art of Satire

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The Union Club

1801
19th century
30.8 cm x 45.2 cm (12 1/8 in. x 17 13/16 in.)

James Gillray (London, 1757 - 1815, London) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Europe, English
Medium and Support: Etching with hand-coloring
Credit Line: Blanton Museum Purchase, 2003
            
               Accession Number:                2003.26             
            
Object Description: The Union Club in London, a fashionable spot for jovial debauchery, was established after the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 1 January 1801. In the foreground members of the ministry raise glasses, shake hands and celebrate the successful union while a heated fight takes places in the background.

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