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Creator:
James Gillray, 1757–1815, British
Published by Thomas Macklin, active 1779–1793, British
Title:
Sophia, Honour, and the Chambermaid
Date:
1780
Medium:
Stipple engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches (39.7 x 27.7 cm), Plate: 11 5/16 x 8 7/16 inches (28.8 x 21.4 cm), and Image: 8 1/8 x 6 9/16 inches (20.7 x 16.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "3609 | [...]"

Lettered, lower center under image: "Invented, Drawn, and Engraved by Js. GILLRAY, 1st Pl: Publish'd by T.MACKLIN No39,Fleet Street, Augt1st1780."; lower center: "Sophia, Honour, & the Chambermaid, | 'He told us, Madam (to to be sure it's all a Lye,) that your Ladyship was Dying for Love of the | 'Young Squire, and that he was going to the Wars, to get rid of you.' | Fieldings Tom Jones, Book X, Chap.5"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art; Yale University Art Gallery Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1994.4.967
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bed | bedroom | book | candle | candlestick | dressing table | hats | illustration | lady | literary theme | maid | moon | night | novel | servants | The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling | women
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37746
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