Title People living a life of fantasy as a result of being excessively influenced by reading novels. Coloured etching after G.M. Woodward, 1800.
Imprint [London] (No. 50, Piccadilly corner of Sackville St.) : S.W. Fores, Nov. 9th 1800.


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Physical description 1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 10.2 x 49 cm.
Series Pigmy revels or all alive at Lilliput ; plate 4
References British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, no. 9638
Summary Right to left: a rich bookseller's son ill-dressed in imitation of a character in a a novel; a woman novel-reader wanting to act out scenes from 'Sir Charles Grandison' with a clergyman; a cook imitating Don Quixote; a young woman seeing her beloved man through Fielding's character Joseph Andrews
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 493414i
Lettering Well to be sure ... in our shop
Author, etc. Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809.
Topic-LCSH Fiction -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Books and reading -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Fictitious characters.
Role models.
Reading, Psychology of.
Don Quixote (Fictitious character)
Subject name Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761. History of Sir Charles Grandison.
Genre/Technique Borders, Ornamental (Decorative arts)
Etchings.
Copy photo no. V 48946
L 49018 after cleaning
System no. .b14934140
Record no. 493414i
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