Tentanda via est qua me quoque possim tollere humo -- He Steers his flight Aloft incumbent on the dusky air. James Gillray.

Tentanda via est qua me quoque possim tollere humo -- He Steers his flight Aloft incumbent on the dusky air

London: Hannah Humphrey, August 8th 1810. Gillray, James. Wraps. 51.5 x 39 cm. Etching with hand coloring on wove paper.. "A fantastic scene in Oxford representing Grenville's installation as Chancellor, which took place at Commemoration, 3 July 1810. Grenville rises in a balloon above a vast applauding crowd; his inflated and spherical posterior fits into the shallow bowl which forms the car. He wears a papal tiara and his Chancellor's gown." Corners chipped with some loss. Very good. Item #22974

Price: $2,400.00

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