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The British Butcher, Supplying John Bull with a Substitute for Bread

A work made of etching in dark brown, with handcoloring, and second plate with additional etched inscriptions in brown ink, below, on cream wove paper.
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  • A work made of etching in dark brown, with handcoloring, and second plate with additional etched inscriptions in brown ink, below, on cream wove paper.

Date:

published July 6, 1795

Artist:

James Gillray (English, 1756-1815)
published by Hannah Humphrey (English, c. 1745-1818)

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Artist

James Gillray

Title

The British Butcher, Supplying John Bull with a Substitute for Bread

Origin

England

Date

Published 1795

Medium

Etching in dark brown, with handcoloring, and second plate with additional etched inscriptions in brown ink, below, on cream wove paper

Dimensions

326 × 244 mm (image); 348 × 249 mm (top plate); 36 × 247 mm (bottom plate); 394 × 280 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas F. Furness in memory of William McCallin McKee

Reference Number

1928.1419

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