Fortune - Hunting.
Publish'd November 20th 1804 by H. Humphrey No 27 St James's Street.
Hand coloured etching, Trimmed within plate.
A fat elderly man in hunting-cap has dismounted under an oak-tree to have his fortune told by a ragged old gipsy woman, who reads his hand. Meanwhile another gipsy, kneeling beside him, with a child on her shoulders, picks his pocket. Behind to left stands a groom in livery, gaping at the fortune told him by a pretty girl. Behind him a boy leans from a tree to rifle through the portmanteau on his horse. The scene is the edge of a wood; in the distance two huntsmen are galloping. After Brownlow North (1778 - 1829), amateur draughtsman of satires, by James Gillray (1756 - 1815).
BM Satires: 10301. Grego: pg. 313.
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