Fast Asleep

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Fast Asleep
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James Gillray

Fast Asleep

London, H. Humphrey Nov. 1st. 1806

Etching

Original hand colouring

245 x 205 mm

£450

An elderly 'cit' sleeps in a low, upright chair, leaning back till his profile faces the ceiling. His hands are clasped over his chest, his wig dangles from his coat-collar, and he puffs from tightly shut lips. The room is bare with a boarded floor. On a round table are a jug and glass, and the sleeper's pipe lying on 'Cobbett's Political Register'. B M 10644

From the collection of Dr. C.S. Warren, Descendant of Dr. Joseph Warren of Bunker Hill fame.