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Sandwich-carrots!-dainty Sandwich-carrots

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1851,0901.835

  • Title (object)

    • Sandwich-carrots!-dainty Sandwich-carrots
  • Description

    A buxom girl pushes (left to right) her barrow of carrots along the pavement of Bond Street, looking over her right shoulder at Lord Sandwich ('Jemmy Twitcher'), who overtakes her and twitches her apron. He is in profile to the right, leering at her. Her elegant shoes and clocked stockings are inconsistent with her occupation. The background is a bookseller's shop at the corner of 'Little Maddox Street' (left) and 'New-Bond Street' (right), displaying the royal arms. Over the door, in Bond Street, is 'Faulder' and above the two windows, 'Bookseller & Book Binder'. Pamphlets or open books fill the panes of the windows: 'Rules of the Order of Sr Francis' [an allusion to Sir Francis Dashwood and the profligate order of Medmenham Abbey]; 'List of Servant Maids'; 'A Chip of the old Block'; 'Doe Hunting an Ode by an old Buck Hound'; 'The Beauties of Bond Street' (cf. BMSat 8377); 'A Journey through Life - from Maddox Street unto Conduit Street & back again'. The side of a third shop-window in Maddox Street appears on the extreme left. Cf. BMSat 7080. 3 December 1796
    Hand-coloured etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1796
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 354 millimetres
    • Width: 251 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, text within image and production details: 'Js Gy ad vivam fect / Pubd Dec 3d 1796. by H. Humphrey 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', pp. 216-17 (reproduction). Wright and Evans, No. 427.
    Reprinted, 'G.W.G.', 1830.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 8886 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1851

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1851,0901.835

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1796  Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1796 Hand-coloured etching

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