A Decent Story

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A Decent Story
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James Gillray

A Decent Story

London, H Humphrey Nov 9th. 1795

Etching

Original hand colouring

210 x 260 mm

£580

A stout man seated at a round table, tells a story to a parson on his left who grins broadly. Two women fix the raconteur with expressions of absorbed amusement, while an officer is more frankly amused at watching the lady on his right. All are elderly. On the table are a decanter of Port and glasses. A patterned carpet completes the design. BM 8753

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