Going to London, through

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Going to London, through
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James Gillray

Going to London, through "Epping Forest".

Etching

Bohn c. 1850

260 x 210 mm

£120.

Originally published 3rd. August 1802

An ugly middle-aged woman, wearing a calash hood (cf. BMSat 5434) over a cap, picks up her petticoats to step over or through a bush shaped like a forest tree, but spotted with red fruit. She grins and clutches in her right hand a paper inscribed 'Wonderful Aeronauts'. She is walking towards a garden latrine (left). Two concentric circles of greenery surround the bush. There is a landscape background.