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"The Works of James Gillray from the Original Plates with the Addition of Many Subjects Not Before Collected"

published by Henry G. Bohn, London
written by Charles Whiting

Original Copperplate Etchings/Engravings over 170 years old from Gillray's "Suppressed Series"

Full Sheet Size: approximately 19.125 x 24.75 inches (about 48 x 63 cm)
Image size varies from engraving to engraving. Minor age toning, foxing, staining, etc. are to be expected. Please examine plate by clicking on the thumbnail images provided below.

Nature Display'd

Description (from

A design in an octagon enclosed within a square. Four headless women's figures, three-quarter length, emerge at right angles to each other from a centre surrounded by a wreath of cloud or smoke inscribed 'Thunder Lightning Wind Rain'. The neck of the figure rising vertically from the centre terminates in roses and is inscribed 'Gather your Rose-Buds while you may'. Projecting horizontally to the right is one terminating in bunches of grapes; another bunch below the waist is inscribed 'Nursery'. Facing downwards is a figure whose head is replaced by a smoking chimney-pot; she is 'Hot House'. The figure directed horizontally to the left terminates in primroses and is inscribed 'Two Bunches of Penny Primroses'. 22 May 1797


Ladies Dress, As it soon will be

Description (from

A lady, young and handsome, stands in profile to the left holding a closed fan in both hands. She wears one garment only, a quasi-classical tunic, its waist immediately below the breasts which are almost bare. It is slit at the side to show a leg with gartered stocking. Her hair is bound with a ribbon and falls loosely on forehead and shoulders. In it are three ostrich feathers. A panelled wall, with a candle-sconce and showing part of a large mirror (left), forms a background. There is a patterned carpet. Perhaps a portrait of Lady C. Campbell.
20 January 1796


James Gillray suppressed plates Nature Display'd

Ladies Dress, As it soon will be

Plates 27, 28

(another of Gillray's "naughty" engravings, published in a separate volume as to not offend delicate ladies' sensibilities.)

Sheet size is approximately 19.125 x 24.75 inches (about 48 x 63 cm)
(Blank verso)

Please examine the enlarged plates by clicking on the thumbnail image above.
Minor age toning, foxing, staining, etc. are to be expected with paper of this age and type.

Nature Display'd

Ladies Dress, As it soon will be


(some foxing)





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