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The shelter for the destitute, remov'd to Cunning M Lodge

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The shelter for the destitute, remov'd to Cunning M Lodge
  • Description

    Lady Conyngham sits on a chair under which crouches the King; his head, larger than life, draped by her skirts, and hands project (left). She holds a fan, on which is depicted the 'Regent's Bomb', see No. 12799, with (?) the King seated astride it. In her left hand is a tulip. She wears evening dress, jewels, and feathers. On the back of her chair is a (baron's) coronet. She says: "You're Old Quarters how do you like now, My Angel." He says: "O! what a mess I am in, this part of the Country is hotter, than in Hertford!"
    13 September 1820
    Hand-coloured lithograph


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1820
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 331 millimetres
    • Width: 240 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, text in image, and "Pubd 13 Septr 1820 by S.Vowles, 31 St Johns Square".
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
    See No. 13847, &c. A free copy appears in No. 14049.

    (Supplementary information)
    Annotated 'George Cruikshank Fecit on Stone' and autographed : 'Not by me G Ck.'


  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 13851 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1820 Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat)   Hand-coloured lithograph

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Hand-coloured lithograph

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