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Inscription

across upper edge: Ah! ha! - Ah! ha! Messrs Van-Butchell!.. in image, held by eagle: VENETIAN MANUSCRIPT; in image, on rainbow: 'redeunt Titianica regna, jam nova progenies coelo demittitur alto; across lower edge, in plate: TITIANUS REDEVIVUS; -or- the seven-wise-men consulting the new Venetian oracle, -a Scene in ye Academic Grove. No 1; lower left in plate: J G inv et fe; lower right in plate: Pubd. Novr. 2d. 1797. by H. Humphrey St James's Street

Provenance

(Andrew Edmunds, London); purchased by NGA, 2013.

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. 443