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Print made by James Gillray, 1757–1815, British
after Mrs. S Berwin

Taming of the Shrew. Katharine and Petruchio - The Modern Quixotte, or, What You Will

Etching with coloring on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Mount: 9 x 15 3/4 inches (22.9 x 40 cm), Sheet: 9 7/8 x 16 inches (25.1 x 40.6 cm), and Plate: 9 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches (24.8 x 40 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "Gillray"; in graphite, verso, lower right: "[...]"

Lettered within image, upper left: "Blood & Dunder. I would give her | one good Prussian stroking __"; lettered within image, upper center: "Katharine, that cap of yours becomes you not ; | "Off with that bauble 'tis my royal will."; lettered within image, upper right: "Das is de devil to give up all again"; lettered within image, upper right: "O, by Gar! if Mirabeau was 'but' live ! Sacre Dieu"; lettered within image, upper left: "I'm in a good humour to give | her a dram of right Holland's__"; lettered center left, within image: "Amman! Amman! Anglois, Alla, Alla"; lettered within image, center right: ""I see my Lances are but straws ; | "My strength is weak, my weakness past compare; | "And am ashamed, that Women are so simple | "To offer War when they should kneel for Peace."; lettered within image, lower center: "Heigho ! to have myself thus | rid to death, by a Boy & his | playmates, merely to frighten | an Old Woman _ I wish I was | back in Hanover, to get myself | a belly full"; lettered within image, lower center: "[?Oczakow]"; lettered lower left: "Pub.d April 20.th 1791, by S W Fores Piccadilly"; lettered lower center: "TAMING of the SHREW : Katharine & Petruchio ; __ The Modern Quixotte , or, what you will __"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
armor | bag wig | boots | breeches | bridle | caftan | cloak | coats | crown (costume component) | hats | helmet | men | play | plumes | saddle | sash | shoes | stirrups | stockings | swords | The Taming of the Shrew, play by William Shakespeare | turban | whip | women
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Petruchio (character in The Taming of the Shrew)
Katharine (character in The Taming of the Shrew)
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