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The miser's feast

The miser's feast

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Summary

Cartoon shows a miser seated at a table eating a meager meal; Death stands off to the right as an emaciated and naked manservant holding in his right hand a tray with a bone on it and behind him, in his left hand, the dart of death; Famine, a withered hag, naked to the waist which funnels to a point, wearing a large hat and fashionable skirt, stands at the open door through which enter a fashionably dressed prostitute and another woman carrying stolen articles to leave with the miser. Padlocked chests and cupboards, moneybags, and plastered-over windows (for tax savings purposes) attest to the avarice and miserliness of the occupant.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 7083
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Exhibited: Gillray and the Art of Caricature.

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Date

01/01/1786
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Contributors

Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist
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Source

Library of Congress
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Copyright info

No known restrictions on publication.

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