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A p****e, driving his hobby, in Herdford!!!

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.8430

  • Title (object)

    • A p****e, driving his hobby, in Herdford!!!
  • Description

    The Regent, with long strides, propels a velocipede with a seat, facing his own saddle, on which Lady Hertford sits bestraddling his legs. He leans forward, in profile to the left, his chin resting between her spherical breasts. He wears military uniform with cocked hat and pumps. She wears a crown-like coronet with triple ostrich plume; the Prince's feathers decorate her seat. He steers by straps attached to the handle-bar which is behind his passenger's back. There is a landscape background.
    9 April 1819
    Hand-coloured etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1819
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 250 millimetres
    • Width: 345 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: "Pubd April 9th 1819, by E. Brooks, 16, Panton Street, Haymarket."
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
    One of many prints in which the Regent rides with Lady Hertford on a velocipede, see No. 13213, &c.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 13216 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Satires British 1819 Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.8430

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) 
Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Hand-coloured etching

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