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James Gillray

Delicious Weather

London, H. Humphrey 10th. Feb. 1808

Etching

Original hand colouring

255 x 205 mm

£480

One of a set of seven plates by Gillray, BMSat 11094-100, all with the same signature and imprint. An elderly marl sits in the middle of a garden seat, taking snuff, and looking delightedly to the left. Behind the seat are plants in pots, including an orange-tree and a rose. Behind these is a large tree; a thrush sings on a branch. There is a background of trees. The seat is constructed for wheeling from place to place (like a modern garden chaise-longue), with wheels at one end in place of legs, and with handles projecting horizontally from the other end. BM 11094

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