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- Object: Joseph and his mistress
A fashionably dressed woman seated on an upholstered settee attempts to pull towards her a footman who resists her with an expression of distress. The scene is one corner of a lofty room with panelled walls and a painted ceiling, probably domed. A decanter of wine and two glasses are on a circular table (l.). A dog barks at the man. An elaborately patterned carpet covers the floor. The lady is fashionably dressed and of meretricious appearance. c. 1778
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Height: 317 millimetres
Width: 226 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
Margins have been cut off, but this appears to belong to the series published by Darly.
"The salacious Lady Harrington" is written on the mount of the print. She was the subject of many lampoons and satires, see BMSat 4903. Apparently based on Fielding's 'Joseph Andrews'. Similar in manner to BMSat 5516.
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