Lot 229: Gillray (James)


2015-09-09 13:53:34


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Lot 229: Gillray (James). The Blessings of Peace..., The Curses of War..., published H.Humphrey, 1795, hand coloured etching, 305 x 365mm, mounted, framed and glazed, together with, Bretherton (James), Headlands Capes and Promontories, 1780, etched caricature with contemporary hand colouring, 255 x 360mm, mounted, framed and glazed, with, Gillray (James, attrib),John Bull Ground Down, circa 1795, etched caricature with contemporary hand colouring, torn with slight loss, crudely repaired, 250 x 335mm, mounted, with another seven engravings of British and foreign topographical views, various sizes and condition. 'John Bull Ground Down' is a caricarture by James Gillray but this image is a reverse of the published caricature and is probably a piece of plagerisation of the original work. (10) Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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