Venus a la coquelle, or, The Swan-sea Venus [graphic] / designed by Shon ap Shones Esqr.
- Venus a la coquelle, or, The Swan-sea Venus [graphic] / designed by Shon ap Shones Esqr.
- Alternative Title
- Swansea Venus, Swan-sea Venus, and Venus a la coquille
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- 1809 March 28
- Copyright Date
- [28 March 1809]
- Publication Place
- H. Humprey, No. 27 St. James's Street
- "A very fat lady crouches in a shell drawn by two swans; she holds (tricolour) reins attached to the birds' necks; a carriage-whip is in her right hand. She has a blotched profile; snaky curls hang oddly over her face; she wears a swathed neck-cloth over her chin, a riding-habit with a sleeve slashed in the manner usually denoting theatrical dress, and a hat trimmed with tricolour feathers. Behind her (left) ride two little cupids, each on a swan, with postilion's caps and coats; each plies vigorously a whip made of a bow; a quiver with arrows hangs at the back of the nearer cupid, who has butterfly wings; the back of the other is hidden. Their reins, &c., are tricolour. Their swans stretch their necks angrily at the back of the 'Venus'. Foreground and background are sea and sky."--British Museum online catalogue.
A lightly etched letter "P" precedes imprint statement.
Printmaker identified as Gillray in the British Museum catalogue.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching with aquatint on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 26.1 x 36.6 cm, on sheet 28.9 x 40.0 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Gillray v. 11
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 11405, Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 566, and Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 368
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