Sandwich-carrots! Dainty sandwich-carrots [graphic] / Js. Gy. ad vivam fect.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
[3 December 1796]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 35.6 x 25.2 cm, on sheet 38 x 28 cm
Title etched below image. Temporary local subject terms: Young women -- Wheelbarrows -- Carrots -- Booksellers' shops: Robert Faulder's shop, 42 New Bond Street -- Allusion to Sir Francis Dashwood and Order of Medmenham Abbey.
"A buxom girl pushes (left to right) her barrow of carrots along the pavement of Bond Street, looking over her right shoulder at Lord Sandwich ('Jemmy Twitcher'), who overtakes her and twitches her apron. He is in profile to the right, leering at her. Her elegant shoes and clocked stockings are inconsistent with her occupation. The background is a bookseller's shop at the corner of 'Little Maddox Street' (left) and 'New-Bond Street' (right), displaying the royal arms. Over the door, in Bond Street, is 'Faulder' and above the two windows, 'Bookseller & Book Binder'. Pamphlets or open books fill the panes of the windows: 'Rules of the Order of Sr Francis' [an allusion to Sir Francis Dashwood and the profligate order of Medmenham Abbey]; 'List of Servant Maids'; 'A Chip of the old Block'; 'Doe Hunting an Ode by an old Buck Hound'; 'The Beauties of Bond Street' (cf. BMSat 8377); 'A Journey through Life - from Maddox Street unto Conduit Street & back again'. The side of a third shop-window in Maddox Street appears on the extreme left. Cf. BMSat 7080."--British Museum online catalogue.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Faulder, Robert,--1747 or 1748-1815. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher. Riviere & Son Binding. Sandwich, John Montagu,--Earl of,--1718-1792--Caricatures and cartoons.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8886 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 215 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 427
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