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Inscription

upper center in plate: To H: Fuzelli Esqr. this attempt in the Caricatura-Sublime, is respectfully dedicated; lower left in ink: 3: lower center in plate: WIERD-SISTERS; MINISTERS OF DARKNESS: MINIONS of the MOON." / "They should be Women!--and yet their beards forbit us to interpret--that they are so" --; lower right in plate: Pubs. Dec 23d 1791 / by H. Humphrey No. 18 Old Bond Street; upper right in pen and ink: The Th--; lower center, in pen and ink: Mr. Dundas Mr. Pitt Ld. Thurlow

Provenance

Melchet Court, Hampshire. (Andrew Edmunds Prints and Drawings, London); purchased 2017 by NGA.

Bibliography
1851
Wright, Thomas and Robert H. Evans. Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray; Comprising a Political and Humorous History of the Latter Part of the Reign of George the Third. London, 1851. Reprint. NY: B. Blom, 1968: no. 68
1870
Stephens, Frederic George, and Mary Dorothy George, Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. London, 1870: no. 7937