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"Miss, I have a monstrous crow to pluck with you!!"

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  • Title (object)

    • "Miss, I have a monstrous crow to pluck with you!!"
  • Description

    A mother and daughter face each other in profile. An elderly woman, heavily moustached and bearded, sits at a small rectangular table, her right forefinger accusingly pointed at a young woman (closely resembling her), apparently pregnant, who stands holding a fan with an expression of wary apprehension. Beneath the table is a large crow, one foot raised, turning its head towards the elder woman to say "Oh! too bad". A patterned carpet, plain wall, and door (right) form a background. 1 November 1794
    Hand-coloured etching


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1794
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 240 millimetres
    • Width: 295 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title and publication detail: 'Pubd Novr 1st 1794, by H. Humphrey No 37 New Bond Street'.
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
    Grego, 'Gillray', p. 180. Reprinted, 'G.W.G.', 1830.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 8557 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1794  Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1794 Hand-coloured etching

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