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Exercising a hobby from Wales to Hertford!!

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.8421

  • Title (object)

    • Exercising a hobby from Wales to Hertford!!
  • Description

    The Regent and Lady Hertford ride one of the new velocipedes, see No. 13399. She bestrides and grasps the pole, but sits on his knee, he leans against her to hold the handle-bar. He wears military uniform with cocked hat and pumps; she is very décolletée, and wears a triple ostrich plume in her hair. Behind them (right) is a sign-post pointing (left) 'To Hertford' and (right) to 'Wales', where goats stand on mountains. In the background (left) is a country house.
    30 March 1819
    Hand-coloured etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1819
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 245 millimetres
    • Width: 350 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, text within image and publication detail: 'London Pubd by J. Sidebethem 287 Strand. March 30 1819'
  • 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. See also Nos. 13216, 13220, 13221, 13222.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 13213 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Satires British 1819 Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.8421

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 30th March 1819
Hand-coloured etching

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 30th March 1819 Hand-coloured etching

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