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Lady Godina's Rout
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James Gillray (1756–1815)
Lady Godina's Rout
Etching, hand-colored
London: Hannah Humphrey, March 12, 1796
NYPL, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, Print Collection

Playing at cards and wearing a revealing gown made the same statement in the mid-1790s: the player was willing to take risks. Both were extremely fashionable. Here, at a card-party, James Gillray's cool-headed young woman seems intent on ignoring the lecher at her shoulder.

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