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The Pigs Possessed:–or–the Broad Bottom'd Litter Running Headlong into Ye Sea of Perdition

Artist:
James Gillray (British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)
Publisher:
Hannah Humphrey (London)
Date:
April 18, 1807
Medium:
Hand-colored etching
Dimensions:
plate (trimmed at bottom): 16 1/8 x 11 7/8 in. (41 x 30.2 cm) sheet: 16 1/4 x 12 1/8 in. (41.3 x 30.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.888-79
Not on view
Signature: in plate: "J-s Gillray fec-t"

Inscription: in plate: "Pub-d April 18 1807. by H. Humphrey 27 St James's Street"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine," September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012.

Wright & Evans 337; British Museum Satires VIII.10719; Grego, p. 347ff.; Genuine Works of Gillray (1830 reprint, T. McLean) II.62
Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Exh. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, cat. no. 123, pp. 162-163, ill.



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