Flemish characters [graphic] / drawn and engraved by James Gillray 1793.
- Flemish characters [graphic] / drawn and engraved by James Gillray 1793.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1822 January 1
- Copyright Date
- Jany. 1, 1822.
- Publication Place
- G. Humphrey, 27 St. James's St.
"A scene in the market-square of a Flemish town (? Ghent). On the left is a row of booths, under the projecting roof of one a fat woman sits behind a table on which is a teetotum: an arrow swings on a dial. She is surrounded by men who proffer coins; a small boy gapes at this gambling scene. On the right a town-crier reading from a paper and ringing his bell is the chief figure of a group: a peasant woman carrying milk-pails on a yoke, four men, two little girls, a dog. In the right centre priests listen intently to one of their number who stands in back view reading from a paper. Behind (left), a monk takes a woman by the chin. In the background British guardsmen, standing stiffly at attention, are being drilled. Behind them are buildings with steep crow-stepped gables and a church spire. ..."--British Museum online catalogue.
Final words of imprint statement, including date, erased from sheet. Complete imprint from British Museum catalogue.
Letter 'P' in 'Pubd.' in imprint statement is etched backwards.
One of two prints by Gillray with the same title and publication date.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper ; sheet 23 x 36 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 8
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 8383
Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 398
Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 170
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