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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 Engravings/Etchings over 170 years old from Gillray's "Suppressed Series"

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 Feast of Reason & the Flow of Soul;
-i.e.- the wits of the age, setting the table in a roar.

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

Courtenay (right), as the chairman of a tavern club, sits at the head of an oblong table, in profile to the left, smoking. He says to George Hanger, who faces him at the foot of the table: "I say, Georgey how do Things look now?" The words issue from his mouth in a cloud of smoke. Hanger answers: "Ax my Grandmother's Muff, pray do!" He holds a pipe, his wine-glass is overturned. His bludgeon is thrust in his top-boot. On Hanger's right sits Fox, leaning back in his chair, registering extravagant amusement and saying "O charming! - charming!" Opposite Fox sits Sheridan, clasping a decanter of 'Brandy' in one hand, a glass in the other. He says, with a sly smile, "Excellent! - damme Georgey, Excellent." Next him, and on Courtenay's right, sits M. A. Taylor, flourishing his pipe and saying, "Bravo! the best Thing I ever heard said, damme." On the table are decanters of 'Mum' and of 'Champaig[n]'. Above Courtenay's head is a picture of a simian creature in a cap of Liberty, squatting on the ground and smoking a pipe. The frame is inscribed 'Juvenal'. The floor is carpeted, the chairs are ornate.

4 February 1797
etching


 

Duke William's Ghost

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

The Prince of Wales lies on his bed, partly dressed, in a drunken stupor, head downwards, right arm hanging to the ground, where are broken bottles and spilt wine. The ghost of his great-uncle, William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), immensely fat, and naked except for cocked hat and sabre, emerging from clouds, stands at the bed-side (right), holding up an hour-glass whose sands have nearly run out; in his right hand he raises the bed-curtains which frame the design. He warns the Prince of the effects of drink and corpulence. See BMSats 9383, 9384, 9385, where the warning is extended.

7 May 1799
etching

 

Original suppressed series Gillray etchings The Feast of Reason & the Flow of Soul


Duke Williams Ghost

Plates 38, 39


(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 Feast of Reason & the Flow of Soul; -i.e.- the wits of the age, setting the table in a roar.


Duke William's Ghost


$275

some foxing/soft crease in lower left

 

 

 

 


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