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English: Sandwich-Carrots!—dainty Sandwich-Carrots / Js. Gy. ad vivam fect.

SUMMARY: A buxom girl pushing a wheelbarrow of carrots along Bond Street, looking over her shoulder at an older man, possibly the son of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who is tugging at her apron. In the background is a bookstore exhibiting the royal arms. Displayed in the window are books with the titles "A Chip of the old Block"; "Doe Hunting an Ode by an old Buck Hound"; "A List of servant Maids"; "The Beauties of Bond Street"; and "A Journey through Life--from Maddox Street unto Conduit Street & back again".

According to Wright & Evans, Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray (1851, OCLC 59510372), p. 428, "The scene represented here is said to have been one of the usual amusements of Lord Sandwich. A guinea was the usual mark of his attention to the lucky flower-girl, or itinerant barrow-woman, who attracted his glance."

MEDIUM: 1 print : etching, hand-colored.

CREATED/PUBLISHED: [London] : H. Humphrey, 1796 Dec 3d.
Date 3 December 1796(1796-12-03)
Source Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-8787 (color film copy transparency), uncompressed archival TIFF version (50 MB), cropped and converted to JPEG (quality level 88) with the GIMP 2.4.5.
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