Sale of English Beauties in the East Indies  

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Sale of English Beauties in the East Indies[1] is a satirical print by British caricaturist Gillray published by William Holland on 16 May 1786. It depicts a slave auction of English women.

The print was reworked by Rowlandson and published by Thomas Tegg, without giving credit to Gillray.

Depicted among the objects for sale assembled in the picture are aphrodisiacs, pills, condoms, birches and erotic books. There is Fanny Hill and two other English works, as well as Crébillon fils's Le Sopha and Voltaire's La Pucelle d'Orleans.




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