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Creator:
James Gillray, 1756–1815
Title:

The Gordon-Knot, - or - The Bonny - Duchess Hunting the Bedfordshire Bull

Date:
1797
Materials & Techniques:
Etching, hand-colored
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 1/4 x 13 7/8in. (23.5 x 35.2cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered inside image, upper center: "'De'el burst your weam, ye overgrown Fool, what are ye kicking at? are we not ganging to lead ye to Graze on the banks o' the Tweed, & to mak[e] ye free o' the Mountains o the North? Stop! stop! ye silly Loon ye! stop! stop! stop' | 'Run, Mither! run! run! O how I long to lead the sweet bony Creature in a string! run! Mither! run...'"; lower center: "Js. Gy. invt. & fect."; lettered below image, lower center: "The GORDON-KNOT, or The Bonny-Duchess Hunting the Bedfordshire Bull."; lower right: "Pubd. April 19th, 1797. by H. Humphrey New Bond & St. James's Street"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.1003
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41711
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