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 ; plate mark 23.3 x 36.7 cm, on sheet 24 x 38 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
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.
Temporary local subject terms: Buildings: Flemish churches -- Female costume: sabots -- Flemish costume -- Birching -- Crucifixes -- Symbols: skull and crossbones -- Children -- Nuns.
Leverhulme- Auchincloss, vol. v.
Abstract:
"A scene at the door of a Flemish church (right) in a small square. A procession of little girls, uniformly dressed, wearing aprons and sabots, each with a large book under her arm, enters the church, the smallest in the rear. They are followed (left) by a fat Flemish woman wearing a hooded cloak, a book in her hand, a birch-rod hanging from her wrist. On the extreme left a little boy walks between his stout parents, taking a hand of each. Behind, three men are indicated, also with books. On the right three nuns approach the door, skirting the wall of the church. Above their heads is a crucifix in a niche. In the background are gabled buildings."--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:
793.00.00.08+
Orbis Record:
7928527
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr07589
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10957286
PID:
digcoll:552608