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A Whimsical Will!!
1807. Woodward, George Moutard [1760-c.1809], After. [Charles Williams (1797-1830), Etcher]. A Whimsical Will!! London: Published by Thomas Tegg, October 4, 1807. Attractively glazed and matted 13" x 9-1/4" colored etching in handsome 18" x 14" wooden frame, small brass plaque to center of bottom. A few tiny nicks to frame, light toning to margins, image vivid. An attractive piece. * A fine example of Regency-era humor, this print depicts the reading of the will of Thomas Whimsey, Esq., in a solicitor's office. Whimsey has the final word as he rewards, punishes and otherwise upbraids his beneficiaries. Woodward was a noted caricaturist active in London who produced drawings for printmakers. Williams was a prolific etcher of satires, both his and those of others, especially Woodward. Stephens and Stephens, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum 1870.
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