Mary of Buttermere
- Art Funded
- 1) 26.7 x 20.3 cm; 2) 30.5 x 23.2 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £1,500 (Total: £12,500)
- Professor Michael Jaye
James Gillray was a brilliant political caricaturist, and drawings by him are rare as he usually drew directly onto the engraver's plate. Wordsworth included Mary's story in Book VII of 'The Prelude', contrasting his own fate with hers. One drawing and one engraving.
Private collection, Germany; private collection, USA.