Cymon & Iphigenia [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London] :
[publisher not identified],
[not before 1796]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 26 x 39 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Copy in reverse of James Gillray's print of the same name. Cf. No. 8908 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / Mary Dorothy George, v. 7.
Abstract:
A burlesque of the discovery by Cymon of Iphigenia asleep. A fat country-woman, whose dark skin and coarse features give her a negroid appearance, leans against a sandy bank. A hideous yokel, advancing from the left, stoops towards her, dropping his stick and gaping with delighted surprise. In the background (left) is a gate. David Garrick's 'Cymon and Iphigenia' (1767), adapted from Dryden's version of Boccaccio's tale, made the story familiar and popular.
Variant Titles:
Cymon and Iphigenia
Topics:
Couples.
Sleeping.
Topics:
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist.
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings--England--London--1796.
Satires (Visual works)--England--1796.
Stipple engravings--England--London--1796.
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Call Number:
796.05.02.02
Folio 724 C22 781
Orbis Record:
9475224
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr30033
OID:
10981017
PID:
digcoll:553203