Two-penny whist [graphic] / Js. Gillray ad vivm. fect.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
[11 January 1796]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 23 x 34 cm
Title etched below image. Reissue, with design reworked and printmaker's signature altered. Cf. No. 8885 in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW Temporary local subject terms: Furniture: chairs -- Tabouret -- Card tables -- Games: whist -- Gambling: card playing -- Tholdal, fl. 1796 -- Mortimer, print-seller.
"A game at whist at a round card-table. 'Betty' (left) holds out, with a triumphant grin, the ace of spades with which she is about to take the seventh consecutive trick. Her mistress, Miss Humphrey, sits on her left. The two men are said to be Tholdal, a German, who turns his head in astonishment towards Betty, and Betty's partner, Mortimer, [Or, according to Wright and Evans, Mr. Jeffrey (presumably the enemy of Mrs. Fitzherbert) and Watson (presumably the print-seller), but in 'Scientific Researches' (23 May 1802) the former is identified by Wright as Tholdal, and in 'Connoisseurs . . .' (16 Nov. 1807) 'Watson' is identified by him as Mortimer.] a picture-dealer and restorer. A scene in Bond Street, shortly before the removal to St. James's Street. This print (reversed) appears in Humphrey's shop window in Gillray's 'Very Slippy-Weather', 1808."--British Museum online catalogue, description of an earlier state of similar composition.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher. Riviere & Son Binding.
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