Oh! Listen to the voice of love

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Oh! Listen to the voice of love
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James Gillray

"Oh! Listen the voice of love."

London, H. Humphrey Nov. 14th. 1799

Etching

Original hand colouring

225 x 195 mm

£350

An ugly man (left) kneels (on a spotted handkerchief) at the feet of a plain old maid seated on an upright chair; he holds her left hand, his right is on his breast. She holds up her fan in a way more encouraging than coy. Both grin broadly. A patterned carpet and plain wall complete the design BM 9450

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