[Frontsipiece to The Queen of Trumps...] Page, 9
- [Frontsipiece to The Queen of Trumps...] Page, 9
Plate to 'The Queen of Trumps; or, the Cabinet in a Consternation: An Heroic Poem, founded on the Queen's celebrated Letter.' George IV, in a rage, kicks Wellington who staggers back, while Castlereagh hurries off to the right, and Sidmouth has fallen flat, his clyster-pipe in his pocket. The King, who holds a paper, is restrained and comforted by two stout ladies, one wearing a coronet. He shouts: "What! from my Wife, 'Tis so, as I'm a K—g Call C—g—m and H—tf—d too, Both cunning jades I know and bring unto my R—l view; a flask of Curacoa." (From verses xxv and xxix.) The last paragraph of the Queen's letter of 7 Aug. to the King, reciting her wrongs, is printed on the title-page facing the plate; the letter is versified in the text; it is supposed to be read to the King by Croker in the presence of Ministers, whom he kicks out in his rage and distress.
c. August 1820
Hand-coloured etched folded frontispiece to a pamphlet
- Published in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 190 millimetres
- Width: 232 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered below image with artist's name and publication line: 'Marks fect / London published by J. L. Marks 37 Princes Street Soho.'
(Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
The letter was returned unopened to the Queen by Bloomfield, telling her that any communications should be through Ministers. It was then sent to Liverpool. See Yonge, 'Life of Lord Liverpool', iii. 95-103. It was written by Cobbett, and was printed in 'The Times', 14 Aug., and thence copied into every other journal in the country. See 'Hist. of the Times', i, 1935, p. 241. It was afterwards issued by Hone as a pamphlet.
Not on display (184.a.5/15)
- Associated with: George IV, King of the United Kingdom
- Associated with: Elizabeth Conyngham, Marchioness Conyngham
- Associated with: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
- Associated with: Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth
- Associated with: Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh and 2nd Marquess of Londonderry
- Associated with: Isabella Anne Ingram Shepherd, 2nd Marchioness of Hertford
- Associated with: John Wilson Croker
- Associated with: Caroline of Brunswick
- Associated Title: The Queen of Trumps; or, the cabinet in a consternation
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