Flemish characters [graphic] / drawn and engraved by James Gillray 1793.
London Pubd. by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James's St Jany. 1, 1822
Jany. 1, 1822.
1 print : etching on wove paper ; plate mark 23.3 x 36.7 cm, on sheet 24 x 38 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8382 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 170 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive acc
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.
"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.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 [Printmaker] Humphrey, G. 1773-1831? [Publisher]
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley Harvey, Francis Riviere & Son
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1822 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1793
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