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Gillray, James
The Military Caricaturist
London: Hannah Humphrey, 1799. First edition. Print. Mat and print. Near fine. Etching with original hand-colouring, platemark 340 x 245 mm (13 3/8 x 9 1/2 in), sheet 380 x 280 mm (15 x 11 in), lower left corner with loss, just affecting within the plate, unframed. This satire with figure in officer's uniform, presumed to be mocking the amateur satirist, General Davies, as retribution for having slighted Gillray. The Military Caricaturist, a figure in officer's uniform, with slumped shoulders and sword trailing on the ground, a folder of caricatures under his arm and a porte-crayon between his teeth, a portfolio marked 'Hints from Bunbury Darley, Lord Townshend &c &c', on the floor, and various crudely caricatured themes pinned to the wall. Beneath the title: "_ his Satires are as keen as the Back of a Rasor; _ and having but Three ideas on the World, Two of them are borrow'd, _ & the Third, nobody else would own." [BM Satires 9442]. GREGO. Gillray p.267. WRIGHT and EVANS, No.447. Colors bright and fresh.[Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA [Ardsley, NY, U.S.A.]

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