Oh ! that this too solid flesh would melt

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Oh ! that this too solid flesh would melt
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James Gillray

“Oh ! that this too too solid flesh would melt “

London, H. Humphrey, March 20th. 1791

Etching

Original hand colouring

220 x 250 mm

£350

A very short and corpulent woman stands full face, her handkerchief is raised towards her face as if to mop it, her left arm is clasped by a man of similar proportions, who kneels in profile to the left, looking up at her with a pained expression. A satire on Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery, see BMSat 7584. This print appears in Humphrey's shop-window in Gillray's 'Very Slippery Weather' (1808).. BM 8013