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  • Old Maid on a Journey,

    £450 Stock code: A082
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    Old Maid on a Journey,

    An original framed hand-coloured etching and engraving by caricaturist James Gillray. The corpulent figure of the independent polymath, antiquarian and collector Miss Sarah Sophia Banks is depicted being shown into the best bedroom of an Inn followed by a grotesque retinue of gurning servants carrying her assorted baggage. Miss Banks was a prolific collector of printed emphemera including broadsheets, newspaper clippings, visiting cards, caricatures, advertisements and playbills as well as being a leading numismatist of her day. Her great library of volumes on ancient coins as well as her capacious collection of the coins themselves was gifted to the nation upon her death and are now spread over the Royal Mint, The British Library and British Museum. One of the 18th Century's brilliant but unacknowledged women, Sarah Banks was the sister of the famous botanist Joseph Banks who sailed with Captain Cook to New South Wales. According to recent scholarship as well as editing her brother's manuscripts she often conversed with him on their subjects and many of her ideas were incorporated into his writings. Perhaps puzzlingly, given the warm and close friendship which was said to exist between Gillray and his wealthy female patron, Miss Banks is depicted as a obscenely fat and ugly. One can only speculate on the nature of the comedy and manners of the time (not to mention the sense of humour of the subject) when interpreting the comic effect of this print.
    Dimensions: 33.5cm (13¼") High, 45.5cm (18") Wide, Including frame.
    Stock code: A082
    £450
  • Sad Sloppy Weather

    £400 Stock code: AD1607 A
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    Sad Sloppy Weather

    A framed and mounted, hand coloured engraving by the Georgian satirist James Gilray depicting a prosperous, elderly gentleman walking along a soggy pavement past mean dwellings after a rain shower. Holding a closed and reversed umbrella as a walking-stick he examines his white stockings as they become soiled with the filth of the poorly paved street.
    Dimensions: 41cm (16¼") High, 34.8cm (13¾") Wide, 1.5cm (0½") Deep
    Stock code: AD1607 A
    £400
  • Raw Weather

    £400 Stock code: AD1607 B
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    Raw Weather

    A framed and mounted, hand coloured engraving by the Georgian satirist James Gilray depicting a sour faced, skinny gentleman walking along a country road on a raw, dry, freezing, winters day. Wrapping his coat close against the biting cold he grimaces in discomfort.
    Dimensions: 41cm (16¼") High, 34.8cm (13¾") Wide, 1.5cm (0½") Deep
    Stock code: AD1607 B
    £400
  • Very Slippy Weather

    £400 Stock code: AD1607 D
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    Very Slippy Weather

    A framed and mounted, hand coloured engraving by the Georgian satirist James Gillray. "An elderly man bumps violently on the pavement outside Hannah Humphrey's print shop in a sitting position; his legs (in tasselled Hessians) fly up, but he carefully holds a thermometer in a vertical position. Hat and wig fly off, coins pour from his breeches pocket, a snuff-box bowls away, a dog barks at him. He is unobserved by four men who gaze at the shop-window, and by a grotesquely ugly ragged boy with skates, who walks past, intent on the window. he shop-front is depicted in detail: a glass-paned door (r.), with a fan-light above it. 'Humphrey' over the door; 'N° 27' on the door-post. Through the glass door two men, one a fat drink-blotched parson, are seen inspecting 'Catholic Emancipation'. Next the door (l.) is a bow-fronted shop-window, every pane filled with one of Gillray's prints. The upper rightow are (l. to r.): 'Taking Physick' , 'A Gentle Emetic', 'A Brisk Cathartic'  .'Breathing a Vein' , 'Charming Well again', all probably drawn by Sneyd. The next row: 'in at the Death', 'French Gingerbd Baker', 'King of Brobdingg & Gulliver', 'Kick at ye Broad Bottoms', 'Oh that this too Solid Flesh'. The titles of the four following are hidden by the heads of the window-gazers: ['A Decent Story'] , ['Ladies Dress, as it soon will be,'] , ['Two-Penny Whist'], a print, largely obscured, and probably drawn to fill a small space: a man raises a club to smite down Napoleon, whose head, cocked hat, and hands only are visible, 'Palemon & Lavinia'. The lower prints are hidden by the railings. " - British Museum listing
    Dimensions: 41cm (16¼") High, 34.8cm (13¾") Wide, 1.5cm (0½") Deep
    Stock code: AD1607 D
    £400
  • Dreadful Hot Weather

    £400 Stock code: AD1607 C
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    Dreadful Hot Weather

    A framed and mounted, hand coloured engraving by the Georgian satirist James Gilray in which a corpulent city merchant pauses on the highway next to a milestone on which he has placed his hat and gold tipped walking stick. His waistcoat unbuttoned and holding his horsehair wig in his left hand he pauses to mop his brow all while being stung by insects beneath a burning sun. Though set in fields and near a windmill, the person of the merchant and the milestone likely indicate he is visiting a coutry tavern a short walk from London
    Dimensions: 41cm (16¼") High, 34.8cm (13¾") Wide, 1.5cm (0½") Deep
    Stock code: AD1607 C
    £400
  • Delicious Weather

    £400 Stock code: AD1607 E
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    Delicious Weather

    A framed and mounted, hand coloured engraving by the Georgian satirist James Gillray. A smartly dressed, rosy cheeked gentleman enjoys a pinch of snuff in the fine summer weather.
    Dimensions: 41cm (16¼") High, 34.8cm (13¾") Wide, 1.5cm (0½") Deep
    Stock code: AD1607 E
    £400
  • Fine Bracing Weather

    £400 Stock code: AD1607 F
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    Fine Bracing Weather

    A framed and mounted, hand coloured engraving by the Georgian satirist James Gillray. A stout, well dressed, gentleman skates across a forzen pond on a clear, cold, icy early winters day.
    Dimensions: 41cm (16¼") High, 34.8cm (13¾") Wide, 1.5cm (0½") Deep
    Stock code: AD1607 F
    £400
  • Company shocked at a lady getting up to ring the bell,

    £360 Stock code: A097
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    Company shocked at a lady getting up to ring the bell,

    A hand-coloured satirical etching by James Gillray, Published by Hannah Humphrey. Five men are depicted courting a wealthy widow in her luxuriously furnished breakfast parlour over boiled eggs bread and muffins. The widow has risen from her chair to pull a bell-pull while frantic efforts of the suitors to stop her have produced a sequence of disasters. Published by Gillray's long-time and eventual exclusive publisher, Hannah Humphrey. Mrs Humphrey was the sister of engraver William Humphrey and became not only an independent businesswoman in Georgian London but London's leading seller of caricature prints. She began publishing prints in the 1770s at a premises on St Martin’s Lane before moving, first to Old Bond Street, then New Bond Street before finally settling at 27 St James’s Street. James Gillray lodged with Mrs Humphrey for twenty tears from 1791 and although some suspected an illicit relationship it was in all probability a commercial and platonic friendship. Mrs Humphrey cared for Gillray as his sight failed him and later tended to him during the alcohol induced madness of his last five years of life.  
    Dimensions: 38.1cm (15") High, 49.53cm (19½") Wide
    Stock code: A097
    £360

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