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Restoration dressing room

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  • Title (object)

    • Restoration dressing room
  • Description

    Three ladies are adorning themselves with the emblems of loyalty which were generally worn to celebrate the King's recovery, see BMSat 7522. A stout and smiling lady, resembling Mrs. Hobart, puts her foot on a stool to tie a garter: 'R[ejoi]ce He Live'. The clock on her stocking is embroidered with the Prince's feathers, 'Long live the King' adorns her hair, 'GR' is on her sleeves, the ends of a sash ribbon have profile medallions of the King. A handsome lady stands in profile to the left before a dressing-table, a maid (left) pulls a stay-lace, a pendent garter is inscribed 'Restoration'; in her hair is 'God save the King'. The third lady, also handsome, is seated in profile to the left, a fashionably dressed barber on the extreme right is dressing her hair; she wears a cap with three ostrich feathers, her clocked stocking has the Prince's emblem, she is tying a garter inscribed 'Vive le Roi'. On a slipper beside her are the letters 'G.R.' On the floor in the foreground is a large ribbon favour: 'GR' and 'Our Prayers are heard he lives.' 24 April 1789 Etching


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  • Date

    • 1789
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 271 millimetres
    • Width: 377 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: 'Pubd Aprill 24 1789 by SW Fores N° 3 Piccadilly whare may be had the funeral prossession of Miss Regency'
  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 7523 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1789 Unmounted Roy)

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    Prints & Drawings

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