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'The nuptial-bower; - with the evil-one, peeping at the charms of Eden' (Eleanor Eden; William Pitt; Charles James Fox)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching, published 13 February 1797
10 in. x 14 in. (253 mm x 356 mm) plate size; 10 1/2 in. x 14 1/2 in. (268 mm x 368 mm) paper size
- James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Hannah Humphrey (active 1778-1822), Publisher and printseller. Artist associated with 718 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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