A guardian angel is carrying a child up into the sky to an altar dedicated to a parody of the Virgin. Etching by James Gillray, 1805.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815.
- April 22d. 1805
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In Peters's version the guardian angel had been a portrait of Isabella, Duchess of Rutland. In Gillray's version it is Mrs Fitzherbert, wife of King George IV. The child in Gillray's version is Mary (Minney) Seymour (b. 23 Nov. 1798), whose guardianship was disputed between Mrs Fitzherbert and the Seymour family. Below them is the Brighton Pavilion
London (St. James's Street) : H. Humphrey, April 22d. 1805.
1 print : etching ; image 35.7 x 25.7 cm
The guardian angel, - the hint taken from the Revd. M. Peter's sublime idea of having "an angel conducting the soul of a child to heaven". Js. Gillray inv.& ft.
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