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The guardian angel

The guardian angel
published 1805
plate 1 from London und Paris, vol. 15, published by F. J. Bertuch, Weimar, 1805

etching, engraving and aquatint with later hand-colouring
34.9 × 25.2 cm (image) 37.7 × 26.7 cm (sheet, trimmed to platemark) 49.7 × 39.2 cm (backing sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Weimar, Germany
Catalogue/s Raisonné
BM Satires 10389A; Wright & Evans 533 (copy)
published by F. J. Bertuch, Weimar
printed in ink l.l.: J.s (s in supercript above . ) Gillray inv. 1805.
printed in ink l.c.l.: The GUARDIAN-ANGEL,
printed in ink l.c.r.: _ the hint taken from the Rev.d (d in superscript above . ) M.r (r in superscript above . ) Peter’s sublime Idea, of / “an Angel conducting the Soul of a Child to Heaven.”
printed in ink u.r.: N-o (o in superscript above - ) I
printed in ink (in image) (on altar) u.r.: La Sainte Vierge
printed (vertically) in ink (in image) u.r.: Indulgences / Absolutions / Luxuries / Absolutions / Diſsipations
printed in ink (in image) (on book) c.: Brighton / Breviary
printed in ink (in image) (on bag) c.: Play=Things
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1944
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display