Fortune-hunting [graphic] / B. [compass pointing north] Esq. del.
- Fortune-hunting [graphic] / B. [compass pointing north] Esq. del.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1804 November 20
- Copyright Date
- [20 November 1804]
- Publication Place
- H. Humprey, No. 27 St. James's Street
- "A fat elderly man in hunting-cap has dismounted under an oak-tree to have his fortune told by a ragged old gipsy woman, who reads his hand. He listens, surprised and delighted, while another gipsy, kneeling beside him, with a child on her shoulders, picks his Pocket. Behind (l.) stands a groom in livery, gaping at the fortune told him by a pretty girl. Behind him a boy leans from a tree to rifle the portmanteau on his horse. The scene is the edge of a wood; in the distance two huntsmen are galloping."--British Museum online catalogue.
Print signed using Brownlow North's device: A compass pointing north.
Printmaker from Wright.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 25.4 x 38.2 cm, on sheet 27.7 x 40.2 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 11
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Access And Usage Rights
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 10301, Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 531, and Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 313
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