A meeting of umbrellas / P.V. delin. ; J. Kent fecit.

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James Gillray
A meeting of umbrellas / P.V. delin. ; J. Kent fecit.
etching and engraving
image: 191 x 165 mm; sheet: 217 x 165 mm
Peel 2366
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

Printmaker from George.
Library's copy closely trimmed within platemark.


Three men, each holding up an umbrella, meet and seem to find difficulty in passing. An officer, his hair in a long pigtail queue, walks (left to right), his umbrella held in his right hand and resting on his left shoulder. A lean man, holding his umbrella high, and with tasselled cane in his left hand, advances from the right. Between them, his umbrella resting on his right shoulder, a plainly dressed citizen stands full face, holding out his left hand as if to prevent a collision between the other two. A stone wall forms the background. Cf. British Museum online catalogue.

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