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"The Works of James Gillray from the Original Plates with the Addition of Many Subjects Not Before Collected"

(1847-51)
published by Henry G. Bohn, London
written by Charles Whiting

Original Copperplate Etchings/Engravings over 170 years old

Full Sheet Size: approximately 19.125 x 24.75 inches (about 48 x 63 cm)
Image size varies from engraving to engraving. Minor age toning, foxing, staining, etc. are to be expected. Please examine plate by clicking on the thumbnail images provided below.

The Monster going to take his afternoon's Luncheon

Description (from https://research.britishmuseum.org)

An ogre (left) holds a large knife and fork in each hand; in the left hand he clutches also the petticoats of a young woman, who hangs horizontally, face downwards but raised in profile to the right, screaming with terror. Her legs and posteriors are exposed, but fastened to the latter is a round shallow pot serving as a shield. The Monster has a large head with raised eyebrows and starting eyeballs, his mouth is wide open as if about to bite his captive. His body diminishes in size and terminates in small feet, planted wide apart. Two young women (right) flee from the Monster, looking back and screaming. The petticoats and foot of a third fugitive appear on the extreme right.
10 May 1790
etching


Swearing to the Cutting Monster; or, a Scene in Bow Street

Description (from https://research.britishmuseum.org)

A young woman stands upon a high stool, her skirts raised to show her posteriors to three men (half length) behind her. She bends forward, pointing to Charles Fox who stands with his hands handcuffed in a booth or box behind a bar. Fox has an enormous head and an expression of terrified dismay at the denunciation. Behind him is a man in profile holding a constable's staff. The three men are evidently Bow Street Justices (Sir Sampson Wright, Addington, and Bond); the principal magistrate (Wright) wears a hat and spectacles and is much caricatured (cf. BMSats 6119-21). Above their heads are the evenly balanced scales of Justice. In front of the woman stands a clerk (half length) meditatively biting his pen.
20 May 1790
etching

 

Original James Gillray suppressed etchings: The Monster going to take his afternoon's Luncheon


Swearing to the Cutting Monster

Plates 15, 16


(another of Gillray's "naughty" engravings, published in a separate volume as to not offend delicate ladies' sensibilities.)

Sheet size is approximately 19.125 x 24.75 inches (about 48 x 63 cm)
(Blank verso)

Please examine the enlarged plates by clicking on the thumbnail image above.
Minor age toning, foxing, staining, etc. are to be expected with paper of this age and type.


The Monster going to take his afternoon's Luncheon


Swearing to the Cutting Monster; or, a Scene in Bow Street


$275

 

 


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