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- Object: The female politicians or the D-ss defending the honour of old corny.
A fight between the Duchess of Gordon and a good-looking young Irish woman. The Duchess has torn open her opponent's bodice, and tears at her hair. Each has a backer: the Duke (right) with a lifted broom says: "Sweep her out of the House how dare She insult my Wife & Family." The other, a bottle in his crooked elbow, stands (left) with clenched fists saying, "give her an Ormond touch". The Duchess says: "Let me at her I'll let her know she shan't act the Bully this side the water". Her enemy says: "Come on you Old Beesom III beat you to Snuff." 1 March 1801
Hand-coloured etching, partly aquatinted
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Height: 234 millimetres
Width: 309 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
The Duchess's antagonist may be Lady Eleanor Butler, sister of the Earl of Ormonde and Upper Ossory, who is probably the backer. There are several references to the eccentricities and quarrels of the Duchess.
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