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Two-Penny Whist.


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In Collection: Collection of caricatures, mainly set in Dublin
Description: After James Gilray's 'Two-penny whist', published 11 January, 1796 by Hannah Humphrey, New Bond Street, London. See BM Satires 8885. This print is lettered with title below image, "Two Penny Whist” and lacking publication line. Caricature of two men and two women seated at a round table playing a game of whist. The younger of the two women, seated at right of the image, grins as she holds out the ace of spades card with which she is about to take the seventh consecutive trick. The man seated adjacent to her, wearing a blue coat, is clearly displeased.
Created: [S. l. : s.n., n.d., ca. 1796-1800?].
Language: English
Extent: 1 print : hand coloured engraving, image 17.8 x 26.2 cm., platemark 27.6 x 21.5 cm., on sheet [cropped] 24.9 x 37.2 cm..
Call Number: PD 2121 TX 1 (38) (Collection unavailable)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.