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The Munchauseness of Herford!!! Mounted on the R-ts Bomb.

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  • Title (object)

    • The Munchauseness of Herford!!! Mounted on the R-ts Bomb.
  • Description

    Lady Hertford sits astride the giant mortar known as the Regent's Bomb, see No. 12799, &c., which, realistically depicted, is flying through the air, its muzzle pointed upwards and to the right. She is very décolletée, and displays her leg between dress and stocking. In her right hand is a match, held towards the touch-hole, her left forefinger points upward. She wears a coronet and jewels; between her spherical breasts is a miniature of the Regent. She says: "I'll set light to the Touch-ole and see if it will give the Bomb! any extra motion, and should a couple of Balls give a mortal blow to R-d [Richmond], it will be a lucky Stroke."
    c. May 1819
    Hand-coloured etching


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  • Date

    • 1819
  • Materials

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 348 millimetres
    • Width: 247 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered: "Marks fect / London Pubd by E.Brooks No.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)
    For the Regent and Lady Hertford see No. 11853, &c., and the Duchess of Richmond, No. 13231, &c.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 13232 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1819 Unmounted Roy)

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    Prints & Drawings

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat)   Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Hand-coloured etching

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