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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.

Miss, I have a Monstrous Crow to pluck with you

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

A mother and daughter face each other in profile. An elderly woman, heavily moustached and bearded, sits at a small rectangular table, her right forefinger accusingly pointed at a young woman (closely resembling her), apparently pregnant, who stands holding a fan with an expression of wary apprehension. Beneath the table is a large crow, one foot raised, turning its head towards the elder woman to say "Oh! too bad". A patterned carpet, plain wall, and door (right) form a background.

1 November 1794
etching


 

and would'st thou turn the vile Reproach on me

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

A grotesquely hideous man, lean and elderly, sits in an armchair addressing a comely young woman who stands demurely (l.), her pose accentuating her pregnancy. Behind them is an empty fireplace; on the chimney-piece is a Venus pudica flanked by cupids, one with a bow and arrow, the other with a torch. On the wall are two pictures; (l.) a cock and hen facing each other like fighting-cocks, and (r.) a horse in the last stage of decrepitude, assailed by carrion birds.

2 February 1807
stipple and etching

 

original Gillray suppressed prints Miss, I have a Monstrous Crow to pluck with you


and would'st thou turn the vile Reproach on me

Plates 44, 45


(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.

Miss, I have a Monstrous Crow to pluck with you


and would'st thou turn the vile Reproach on me


$275

some foxing

 

 

 

 


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