"Well Friend, Where A'You Going, Hay?" Gillray, James [1756-1815]. Affability. [London: Hannah Humphrey, c. 1795]. 13-1/4" x 9-1/4" hand-colored etching and aquatint (measured to plate marks) on wove paper, without watermark, attractively mounted and matted. Light even toning to margins. A good impression with vivid colors. $950. * "The King in profile to the right, with the Queen holding his right arm, leans towards a startled yokel who clutches his hat and a bucket. Behind the yokel (right) are pigs sniffing at the bucket and the gable end of buildings. All are caricatured. The King wears riding-dress, with a broad-brimmed hat and a spencer (see BMSat 8192) over his coat. He stands as if knock-kneed, his legs awkwardly splayed out. The Queen is dwarfish, wearing a hood over her hat and a shapeless cloak. In her right hand is a snuff-box. The yokel, wearing smock and gaiters, has the staring eyes, lantern jaws, and gaping mouth characteristic of Gillray's sansculottes. Beneath the title: '"Well, Friend, where a' you going, Hay? - what's your Name, hay? - where d'ye Live, hay? - hay?": BM Satires 9041.
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