- Wide-awake [graphic].
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1806 November 1
- Copyright Date
- [1 November 1806]
- Publication Place
- H. Humprey, No. 27 St. James's Street
- "A 'cit', ugly and elderly, sits full face at right angles to the fire (right). He has been suddenly awakened by two squalling cats behind him (left) and registers surprise and terror, with staring eyes and gaping, distorted mouth. Both hands are raised, and he has flung back the bandanna which covered his face. The room suggests prosperity: carved marble chimney-piece surmounted by mirror or picture, carpet, hearth-rug, low-backed arm-chair of modern shape."--British Museum online catalogue.
Companion print to: "Fast-asleep."
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching & stipple engraving with roulette on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 23.8 x 20.2 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 11
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1806.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher.
- Subject (Topic)
Clothing & dress--England--1800-1810.
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. 10645, Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 562, and Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 343
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