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Weird Sisters: Ministers of Darkness, Minions of the Moon

1791
18th century
247 x 351 mm (9.7 x 13.8 in.)

James Gillray, British (English), (1757–1815)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching and aquatint with hand coloring on wove paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Edition: Published 23 December 1791 by Humphrey, No. 18 Old Bond Street
Marks: Unsigned; inscribed in margin, upper center: “To H. Fuzelli [sic] Esqr. this attempt in the Caricature Sublime is respectfully dedicated”
Bibliography: Wright, pp. 135–136; BM Sat 7937 ; Drayer Hill, Fashionable Contrasts, no. 2; Mr. Gillray, p. 45, fig. 43; see Ashton, Shakespeare and British Art (New Haven, CT: Yale 1981), cat. no. 55; note in pencil on original DAC catalog card: “Although published two years after the event, the print is a commentary on the Regency Crisis, precipitated by George III’s illness. Three members of the cabinet & Dundas (1742–1811) appointed Home Secretary in June 1791, William Pitt, the Younger (1759–1806), and Lord Thurlow (1732–1806), the Lord Chancellor.”
Credit Line: Purchase funds, 1962
Accession Number: 1962.51.3

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