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.

Credit: Wellcome Collection

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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

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image 35.7 x 25.7 cm

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Lettering

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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Places

  • London (St. James's Street)

Agents

  • H. Humphrey

Dates

  • April 22d. 1805

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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..{' '} Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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