Together let us range the fields.
- Together let us range the fields.
A small stage fills the centre of the design; on this two dogs stand on their hind-legs, singing; they hold between them a piece of music headed 'Duet'; one sings: "Together let us range the Fields [cf. No. 12714]," the other: "Impearled with the morning dew." There is a landscape background. The proscenium is flanked by two stage-boxes; in the royal box (left) the Regent and Lady Hertford (see No. 11853, &c.) sit together, they exchange glances, and register approval; both have play-bills. Behind them stand Lord Yarmouth and McMahon, who express ecstatic approval. Above the box are the Royal Arms. Below it are emblems: Cupid's bow and quiver, and Hymen's torch. In the opposite box sits Mrs. Billington with the Duke of Sussex standing behind her. She turns to a handsome lady sitting beside her; both seem impressed by the performers. A third lady stands behind them. Above the box is a lyre within a laurel-wreath, below are musical emblems: lyre, trumpet, &c. A part of each upper box is visible; on the left two men peer down through opera-glasses at the Regent and Lady Hertford; the occupants of the other gaze admiringly at the stage, and applaud. In the centre of the curtain, in place of 'Veluti in Speculum', is 'Spectemur Agendo'; the curtain is looped round conventional palm-trees, whose slim gilt trunks frame the proscenium. The heads and shoulders of the orchestra form the base of the design.
12 September 1814
- Height: 250 millimetres
- Width: 354 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered: "Pubd Septr 12th 1814 by Wm Holland N° 11 Cockspur Street, London."
(Description from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
Not on display (Satires British 1814 Unmounted Roy)
- Associated with: Francis Charles Seymour Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford
- Associated with: Right Hon Sir John McMahon
- Associated with: George IV, King of the United Kingdom
- Associated with: Isabella Anne Ingram Shepherd, 2nd Marchioness of Hertford
- Associated with: Elizabeth Billington
- Associated with: Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex
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