TWO-PENNY WHIST

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James Gillray

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Two-Penny Whist

Etching, c.1815.
Image size 8 1/2 x 12 3/4" (21.6 x 32.5 cm).
Good condition with original handcolor.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 97129
Price: $300.00
Publisher : Published by Hannah Humphrey.
This caricature seems to be poking light fun at the publisher and those she knows. The group sits around a table playing a card game. The sitters are 'Betty' (with the triumphant grin on her face), Hannah Humphrey (the publisher, sitting calmly beside her), Mortimer (Betty's partner, his head is turned) and Tholdal (a picture dealer and restorer).

Printed on paper watermarked with the date 1815.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Caricatures and Satirical , English Satire & Caricatures

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