15288

SATIRE ON WILKES?

The Discovery

Published
(London) T.Bradford

Description
Broadside, folio, engraved by J.Goldar after a drawing by J.Collett, cut close, corners cut across, printed one side as issued.

£225.00

SKU: 15288

Product Description

A satire on clandstine love, whereby a fat and buxom woman is making advances to a young footman whilst her angry husband is peeping into the room. An ape is holding forth a copy of Pope’s “Essay of Man” referring to Pope’s poem which is then obliquely referring to Wilkes’s “Essay on Woman” which had just been published. See BM. No. 4615 for a later version (c1770)