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James Gillray
Cymon & Iphigenia, English caricature etching by James Gillray, 1796

1796

$380

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'Cymon & Iphigenia' Etching with original hand-colouring by James Gillray, 1796. Gillray was an important English caricaturist. In 1796 he published this caricature of the discovery of Cymon by Iphigenia from Garrick's adaption of Dryden's version of the Boccaccio tale. The episode of Iphigenia and Cymon intended to demonstrate the power of love. As Iphigenia sleeps in a grove by the sea, a noble but coarse and unlettered Cypriot youth, Cymon, seeing Iphigenia's beauty, falls in love with her, and, by the power of lobe, becomes an educated and polished courtier. T Adams is cited as the engraver - this is one of Gillray's pseudonyms. Wove paper. 240mm by 274mm (sheet) Photo taken against a black background.

Details

  • Creator
    James Gillray (1757 - 1815, British)
  • Creation Year
    1796
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.45 in. (24 cm)Width: 10.83 in. (27.5 cm)
  • Medium
  • Period
    1790-1799
  • Condition
    Trimmed to the image. A couple of small rubbed spots and a few tiny spots.
  • Gallery Location
    Melbourne, AU
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU124426558802

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    Ships From: Melbourne, Australia
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