THE ECCENTRIC “JEMMY” GORGAN

Non Term

Published
(London?)

Description
Broadside, small folio, hand coloured Aquatint by Wm. Mason (plate size 6″ x 7″), printed one side as issued.

£150.00


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Product Description

James (Jemmy) Gordon (1762-1825): a highly eccentric Cambridge Character who succumbed to the dreaded drink, in consequence of which he would regularly prefer to reside overnight in prison. The image shows him in prison. A manuscript verse written beneath the image reads: “See him who boasts a mind like Cesar Become as low as Nebuchadezzar He kick’d up rows at which the town grew pale And expiates his folly in a Jail” Not found in the B.M./ Catalogue.