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Questions & commands, or, The mistaken road to He-r-f-rd [graphic] : a Sunday evenings amusement.

Questions & commands, or, The mistaken road to He-r-f-rd [graphic] : a Sunday evenings amusement.

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Mistaken road to Hereford
Creator: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
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Date: 1788 February 11
Publisher: H. Humphrey, New Bond Street
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Description:
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Title etched below image.
Abstract:
"In a large room lit by candles in sconces, a round game is in progress. The guests are ladies, undergraduates, and elderly parsons, some sit in a circle, while others look over their heads. An elderly parson grovels on his hands and knees, putting his head under the petticoats of a lady who sits (left) with her hands raised in surprise. He acts at the direction of a boy (Prince William of Gloucester) wearing the gown of (?) a fellow commoner over a coat with a star, who stands (right) in profile to the left, stretching his right arm with an autocratic gesture; a spaniel licks his feet. A stout parson seated behind him on the extreme left scowls and clenches his fist at the scene. The lady (the Duchess of Gloucester) sits between a fashionably dressed undergraduate wearing the gown of (?) a fellow commoner, and a stout parson who holds up his hands in astonishment. The undergraduates and some of the parsons appear amused, others frown disapprovingly. On the extreme left is a small round table on which are two candles and playing-cards."--British Museum online catalogue.
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1 print : etching on laid paper, hand-colored ; sheet 24.8 x 35.4 cm
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Object ID: 11811249
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