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Print by James Gillray: The Lover's Dream, represented by Childs Gallery

James Gillray


The Lover’s Dream, 1795
Etching and aquatint

Tate 157, BMC 8610, Godfrey 157, Hart 48, Hill 60. Bohn edition, reprinted in 1851 from the original copper plate and bound in the folio. Inscribed title in plate lower center: “The Lover’s Dream/”A Thousand Virtues seem to lackey her, Driving far off each thing of Sin & Guilt.” Milton”, inscribed lower left: “Js. Gillray desn et fect”, lower right: “Pub’d. Jany. 24th, 1795 by H. Humphrey No. 37 New Bond Street”, upper right numbered: “115”. A fine impression in fine condition aside from very slight foxing in margins. Full margins. En verso: two caricatures (partially lost) by James Gillray

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