Venus attired by the Graces / J: C: Esqr. del. ; Js. Gy. fect.

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James Gillray
1756-1815
Venus attired by the Graces / J: C: Esqr. del. ; Js. Gy. fect.
etching, hand colored
image: 235 x 347 mm; plate mark: 255 x 359 mm; sheet: 270 x 374 mm
Peel 3142
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Print shows a large woman sitting squarely on a stool, in stays and petticoat with clumsy ungartered stockings. Three women, intended by the artist to appear grotesquely ugly, advance towards her, one with a cap, the other with a petticoat, a third with a chamber-pot. On the ground are combs, hair-tongs, tankard, pin-cushion, fan, and garters, one inscribed 'Set thy thoughts on things above'.

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