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- Object: A side box at the Opera.
Mrs. Hobart sits stiffly in an opera-box in profile to the left. Beside and behind her sits another lady, also in profile. The hair of both is elaborately dressed and surmounted by an erection of feathers, flowers, or ribbons, tilted forward and projecting behind the puffed-out hair. 14 April 1784 as re-issued in 1792
Hand-coloured etching with some use of the rocker
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Height: 274 millimetres
Width: 222 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
From its position in a volume of Westminster Election squibs and prints collected by Horne Tooke, it was evidently issued as an election print. The lady closely resembles Mrs. Hobart in 'Dark Lanthern Business' (p. 112). See BMSat 6526, &c.
Reissued by Fores, 15 Mar. 1792. At this date it might well pass for a print of Mrs. Fitzherbert and Miss Pigot.
This is a re-issue; the first edition was on 15 March 1782 by an unknown J.Wingrave.
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