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A Peep into LADY W'''''Y'S Seraglio

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (etched)
    England (published)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (etched)
    19/04/1782 (published)
    early 20th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (etcher)
    Humphrey, W (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    etching, with engraved lettering

  • Museum number:

    E.438-1935

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EDUC, shelf 9, box D

Physical description

A satirical cartoon of a group of men on a stairway, queuing to peep through a wall to look at a woman and her lover in bed, the husband being cuckolded. Each man in contemporaneous costume, with hats and wigs. Featuring speech bubbles (in English) with satirical comment, all seen in reverse.

Place of Origin

England (etched)
England (published)

Date

late 18th century (etched)
19/04/1782 (published)
early 20th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Gillray, James, born 1757 - died 1815 (etcher)
Humphrey, W (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

etching, with engraved lettering

Marks and inscriptions

'A Peep into LADY W'''''Y'S Seraglio'
Titled, below image.

Also numerous speech bubbles (in English).

Descriptive line

Etching. James Gillray. A Peep into LADY W'''''Y'S Seraglio, modern impression taken from original printing plate, published by W. Humphrey, England, 1782.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Etching (printing process); Engraving

Subjects depicted

Hat; Love; Woman; Spying; Men; Cuckold; Georgian; Bedroom; Satire; Lover

Categories

Prints; Printmaking techniques; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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