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Antique Print: Supplementary Militia

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Supplementary Militia

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Supplementary Militia
Plate Number 133
Artist: James Gillray 1756-1815
Publisher: Henry G. Bohn London
Medium: Copper Plate Engraving/Etching - Hand Colored
Circa: 1847
Size approximate: Sheet: 18 5/8" x 12 1/2"  Image: 13 3/4" x 9 3/4"
Engraving on reverse side of Plate # 135
Condition: Excellent - Light foxing spots bottom left and bottom right margins - 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 # 133 - A satire on the militia on whom Britain depended in case of a French invasion.  They are shown as tradesmen still with their tools, their drummer, blind and with two wooden legs, their officer grotesquely overweight

Reversed side of Featured print Plate # 135 - "Substitutes for Bread; or, right Honorables Saving the Loaves & Dividing the Fishes", members of the government dine upon new taxes, while England faces famine, and the people petition the government for food.

Price: $350.00


Stock Number: GIL-BP62-21
In Stock: 1

 

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