A witch upon a mount's edge : Vide: Fuzelli.

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James Gillray
1756-1815
A witch upon a mount's edge : Vide: Fuzelli.
[London] : Pubd. Octr. 17th 1791 by H. Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street, [1791]
etching, hand colored
image: 260 x 170 mm; sheet: 265 x 183 mm
Peel 2741
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Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.
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Trimmed to within plate mark.
By James Gillray.

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Print shows Lady Mount-Edgcumbe as a witch sitting on a rocky mound overlooking the sea, her seat being a bundle of brooms. She supports her chin and nose on her right hand, the elbow resting on her knee. Her left arm is outstretched, pointing, her finger-nails are talons. Her hair blows out behind her from a bald forehead, and is on fire, the smoke rising into the sky. A frog at her feet looks up at her. Behind is the sea with ships in full sail, indicating the view from Mount-Edgcumbe, Plymouth.

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