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- Object: No,XIX The amiable Miss W-bb. No.XX The Intrepid Partizan
'Town and Country Magazine', xiv. 345. Two bust portraits in oval frames illustrate 'Histories of the Tête-à-Tête annexed . . .' 1 August 1782
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Height: 104 millimetres
Width: 178 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
One is taken from Sir Joshua Reynolds's full-length portrait of Colonel Tarleton (1754-1833). It differs in certain details (the plume of the helmet, the ruffles at the neck, and the tilt of the shoulders) from the mezzotint by J. R. Smith published 11 Oct. 1782. An account of the career of Colonel Banastre Tarleton, mentioning the attentions he received from the Prince of Wales among others on his return to England after York Town, and his appearance in public with 'Perdita, the Bird of Paradise and the Arm-d'. See BMSat 6084, 6116.
Miss W. is the daughter of a solicitor of eminence who died insolvent. She became companion to a lady of fortune, and eloped with the Colonel.
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