Chelsea, England 1757 – London, England 1815

The great South Sea caterpillar, transformed into a Bath Butterfly 1795
Collection Title: Bohn, Henry G. 'The works of James Gillray, from the original plates, with the addition of many subjects not before collected'. London: G. Bohn, 1851. [2 vols.]
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Creation Notes: 1851, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching, printed in black ink, from one copper plate; hand-coloured at a later date Support: paper
Edition State: 2nd state of 2; published state
Impression: undesignated impression, with later hand-colouring
Edition: 2nd edition of 1847

Edition Notes: The hand-colouring of this print is not contemporanious.
Dimensions: plate-mark 31.4 h x 24.4 w cm sheet 46.8 h x 31.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased from Gallery admission charges 1985.
Accession No: NGA 85.1700A
Subject: Australia, Art period: Colonial, Caricature Satire: Australia by English
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, 1985.