Flemish characters [graphic] / drawn and engraved by James Gillray 1793.

Published/Created:
London
Pubd. by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James's St
Jany. 1, 1822
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper ; sheet 23 x 36 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Letter 'P' in 'Pubd.' in imprint statement is etched backwards.
Final words of imprint statement, including date, erased from sheet. Complete imprint from British Museum catalogue.
One of two prints by Gillray with the same title and publication date.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Towns: Flemish towns -- Games: 'teetotum' -- Flemish costume -- Money: coins -- Town-criers -- Clergy: priests -- Monks -- Military: British guardsmen.
Leverhulme-Auchincloss, vol. v.
Abstract:
"A scene in the market-square of a Flemish town (? Ghent). On the left is a row of booths, under the projecting roof of one a fat woman sits behind a table on which is a teetotum: an arrow swings on a dial. She is surrounded by men who proffer coins; a small boy gapes at this gambling scene. On the right a town-crier reading from a paper and ringing his bell is the chief figure of a group: a peasant woman carrying milk-pails on a yoke, four men, two little girls, a dog. In the right centre priests listen intently to one of their number who stands in back view reading from a paper. Behind (left), a monk takes a woman by the chin. In the background British guardsmen, standing stiffly at attention, are being drilled. Behind them are buildings with steep crow-stepped gables and a church spire. ..."--British Museum online catalogue.
Associated Names:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, G. 1773-1831? [Publisher]
Topics:
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley
Harvey, Francis
Riviere & Son
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1822
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1793
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
793.00.00.09+
Orbis Record:
7928540
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr07590
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10957287
PID:
digcoll:550554