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- Object: The Vauxhall Melodist
Eight songs in three columns headed by a cut of Vauxhall, the orchestra decorated with fairy-lights, and surrounded by a crowd (4 11/16 x 5 7/8 in.). On the side-margins are eight portraits (c. 4 1/8 x 3 1/4 in.); on the left, 'George IV', 'Mr. Brougham', 'Prince Leopold, Bergami' (covered with orders); on the right, 'Queen Caroline', 'Mr. Denman', 'Lord Erskine', 'Alderman Wood'. All are half length or less except Prince Leopold, who stands, leaning against a tomb (Princess Charlotte's). The verses have no relation to the cuts.
Broadside with woodcuts
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Height: 105 millimetres (portrait wood-engraving, average)
Height: 462 millimetres (printed area)
Height: 119 millimetres (wood-engraving, Vauxhall)
Width: 77 millimetres (portrait wood-engravings, average)
Width: 350 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 149 millimetres (wood-engraving, Vauxhall)
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
For Bergami's position see No. 14004; for the cuts of the two barristers see No. 14239.
The verses are of the songs, "The Gypsey Lass", "The Wanderer", "Cottage near a Wood", "The Poacher", "The Rose-Bud", "Minstrel Boy", "Will Watch", and "Bedlam City".
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Divorce Trial of Queen Caroline 1820
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- Prints and Drawings
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