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Antique Print: Le Coup de Maitre

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Le Coup de Maitre

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Le Coup de Maitre
Plate Numbers 203 - 205
Artist: James Gillray 1756-1815
Publisher: Henry G. Bohn London
Medium: Copper Plate Engraving/Etching - Black and white
Circa: 1847
Size approximate: Sheet: 25” x 19 1/8”
Engraving on reverse side of 206 -207
Condition: Excellent - Minor foxing in margin - Ragged top margin - Some age related defects - Minor 1' tear in upper right margin - No damage to image
Featured print side: Plate # 203 - Le coup de Maitre - Whig leader Charles James Fox, in the guise of a hairy French Jacobin, aims at a target comprised of the seal of parliament; Plate # 204 - United Irishmen on training - rebellious Irishmen prepare for revolution at a pub; 205 - United Irishmen upon duty - rebellious Irishmen revolt by killing dogs, unarmed men, raping women, burning houses, and stealing pigs and cattle.

Reversed side of Featured print Plate # 206 - Pigs Meat - Farmers Pitt and Dundas drive the leaders of the Whig party , all depicted as ravenous boars, from the farmyard; Plate # 207 - Nightly visitors at St. Anne's Hill - Charles James Fox, woken from slumber at the home of his morganatic wife, is confronted by the ghost of lord Edward Fitzgerald, his cousin and executed leader of the United Irishmen.  Gillray believed Fox to be a secret supporter of the Irish rebellion of 1798.

Price: $250.00

Stock Number: GIL-BP62-7
In Stock: 1


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