Rude Britannia; Gillray's Suppressed Plates

Gillray, James. 1756-1815.

James Gillray "And Would'st Thou Turn The Vile Reproach On Me". Hand coloured etching from the album of suppressed plates.

Published: London Henry Bohn c.1847.


First published in February 1807 by Hannah Humphrey, here as plate 43 from Bohn's additional album of work considered too outrageous to include in the main volume. A repulsive elderly employer addresses a comely young servant showing obvious signs of pregnancy. Plain backed, on heavy wove paper 9"x11"


Offered by John Capes