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- Object: Le derniere ressource;-or- Van Buchells garters.
The enormously fat Mrs. Hobart sits in profile to the left in a small armchair, her right foot on a stool, her leg exposed. She places round its grotesque girth a ribbon garter, the central part of which is stiffened by a spring. Perched on her hair is a small straw hat with a high silk crown from which a veil hangs down her back. On the wall behind her is a picture: 'Nina', a small thin man kneels before the stout and terrified Nina (who believes him to be the ghost of her lover). 3 October 1791
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Height: 274 millimetres
Width: 173 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
'Nina; or, The Madness of Love' is a two-act play translated from the French by George Monck Berkeley in 1787 at the request of Mrs. Hobart, to whom it is addressed. For Van Butchell's garters see BMSat 7930. Mrs. Hobart's 'rural breakfast' at her villa on Ham Common on 18 June, when her garden was transformed into a French village with shops, &c, had recently given her an added notoriety. 'Lond. Chronicle', 23 June 1791, &c. Cf. BMSat 7971, &c. Similar in character to BMSats 7973, 7975.
Grego, 'Gillray', p. 136. Wright and Evans, No. 384. Reprinted, 'G.W.G.', 1830 (described as the Duchess of Gordon).
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