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Inscription

lower left in plate: Js. Gillray / inv. & fect.; "We'll join hand in hand, all Party shall cease / And Glass after Glass, shall our Union increase"; lower center in plate: THE UNION-CLUB. / London, Publish'd Jany 21st 1801 by H. Humphrey, St. James's STreet; lower right in plate: "In the cause of Old England we'll drink down the Sun, then toast Little Ireland, & drink downt he Moon!-" by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: P& E Cowdray Park / 0911.2 BHMM

Provenance

Cowdray Park (according to inscription); (Andrew Edmunds, London); purchased 2012 by NGA.

Bibliography
1851
Wright, Thomas and Robert H. Evans. Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray; Comprising a Political and Humorous History of the Latter Part of the Reign of George the Third. London, 1851. Reprint. NY: B. Blom, 1968: no. 257