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Metallic Tractors
Plate Number 506
Artist: James Gillray 1756-1815
Publisher: Henry G. Bohn London
Medium: Copper Plate Engraving/Etching - Hand Colored
Circa: 1847
Size approximate: Sheet: 16” x 12 5/16” Image: Size 9 1/8” x 10 11/16”
Engraving on reverse side of 504 - Note:  Based on plate numbers these came from a sheet of r plates
Condition: Excellent - Minor foxing in left and bottom margins - Uneven top margin - Some age related defects - No damage to image
Comments: Coloration of presentation varies slightly from original print image and background hue/s. 
Featured print side: Plate # 506 - Gillray here satirizes the medical quackery of Elisha Perkins, a Connecticut physician who claimed to be able to treat disease by using magnets to draw off "noxious fluid".  Perkins was even awarded a US patent.  Note the center column of the newspaper, which touts  "Perkinism in all its glory-being a certain cure for all disorders, red noes, gouty toes, windy bowels, birchen legs, hump backs."

Reversed side of Featured print Plate # 504 "Elegance Democratique.  A sketch found near High Wycombe"  A portrait of John Perry, 2nd Marquess of Landsdowne, the member of parliament for Wycombe, 1796-1802

Price: $450.00


Stock Number: GIL-BP62-16
In Stock: 1

 

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