La derniere ressource, or, Van Buchells garters

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James Gillray
La derniere ressource, or, Van Buchells garters
[London] : Pubd. Octr. 3d 1791 by H. Humphrey, N. 18 Old Bond Street, [1791]
hand colored etching
image: 260 x 160 mm; plate: 275 x 177 mm; sheet: 300 x 202 mm
Peel 2744

Printmaker from George.


The enormously fat Mrs. Hobart sits in profile to the left in a small armchair, her right foot on a stool, her leg exposed. She places round its girth a ribbon garter, the central part of which is stiffened by a spring. Perched on her hair is a small straw hat with a high silk crown from which a veil hangs down her back. On the wall behind her is a picture: 'Nina', a small thin man kneels before the stout and terrified Nina (who believes him to be the ghost of her lover).

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