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'Tom Jones, Partridge and the Beggar'

by James Gillray, published by Thomas Macklin
stipple engraving, published 14 September 1780
8 3/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (213 mm x 175 mm) paper size
Given by Mrs Burger, 1961
NPG D12285

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Donald Coverdale

25 May 2017, 15:16

Your copy of this print has been trimmed to the engraved surface. I have a less trimmed copy and can give you full information about the Title etc.
The rectangular platemark measures 11 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches. Mine is printed in Sepia, like yours. The full title is "Tom Jones, Partridge & the Beggar" and below that is "There friend, you are the happiest Man alive Etc". All of this lettering is rather faint and less prominent than the print on the other one of the pair, "Sophie, Honour and the Chambermaid", which you also have.

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