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Beauties of the Isle of Wight
- Beauties of the Isle of Wight
Probably from a magazine. The Regent, enormously stout, sits on a settee in a room or pavilion giving on to a terrace beside the Solent, which is framed in a trellised arch covered with roses. A table is spread with dessert, and the Prince takes wine between two naval officers, one with a wooden leg. He leans back, saying, "Charming! delightfull scene! O its Heavenly! D—n Brighton what lovely women—come here's the Beauties of the Isle of Wight!" He has not noticed Lady Hertford, who stands behind him, one hand on his shoulder; she says with raised forefinger: "Come! come! don't you see I am here." The Solent is covered with yachts; there is also a state barge.
c. August 1819
- Height: 115 millimetres
- Width: 173 millimetres
(Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
See No. 13259; for the Regent and Lady Hertford, No. 11853. Mrs. Nash was an attraction to the Prince at Cowes.
The print appeared in The New Bon Ton Magazine (September 1, 1918, vol. III no.17).
Satires British 1819 Unmounted Roy
- Associated Title: The New Bon Ton Magazine
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Object reference number: PPA87035
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