A pig in a poke [graphic] : whist, whist.
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- A pig in a poke [graphic] : whist, whist.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Fores, S. W., publisher.
Mawbey, Joseph,--Sir,--1730-1798--Caricatures and cartoons.
- Published / Created
- 1788 December 10
- Copyright Date
- [10 December 1788]
- Publication Place
- S. W. Fores, No. 3 Piccadilly
"Four men, their feet cut off by the lower margin, play whist at a rectangular table; each has one card in his hand and is about to play the last trick, the tricks piled on the table show that each side has six tricks. Sir Joseph Mawbey (left) looks at his partner (right), a very stout man wearing a legal wig, both hold court cards (diamonds). The man seated on the farther side of the table looks sideways at Mawbey, saying, "O---h! you've brought your Pigs to a fine Market!" His partner, in back view, is a very thin man whose hair extends grotesquely on each side of his head; he holds the five of diamonds. From Mawbey's pocket projects a document, 'Surrey Commission', and a book, 'Burn Justice' (Burn's well-known 'Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer', used by all acting J.P.s, not an exhortation to incendiarism as Evans supposes). Above his head is a picture of a pig feeding from a trough."--British Museum online catalogue.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Temporary local subject terms: Mr. Stevenson, fl. 1788 -- Allusion to "Account of Elections for Survey" by Sir Joseph Mawbey, 1730-1798 in Gentleman's Magazine: 1788.ii.975, 1052-3 -- Allusion to "Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer by John Burns[?], 1743-1839 -- Quarrels: Allusion to Mawbey vs. his steward -- Pictures amplifying subject -- Feeding pigs -- Gaming tables -- Whist.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 23.3 x 33.1 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been completely digitized.
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 7
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 7422
Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 38
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 106
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