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- Object: Westbourne levee
Folding plate from a book or pamphlet. Mrs. Clarke in her house at Westbourne Terrace (see No, 11328), admires herself in an ornately framed pier-glass. Behind her, seated on the 'Grecian sopha', see No. 11351, sits Wardle inspecting her legs through an eye-glass. Leaning against the head of the sofa is (?) Major Dodd, in uniform. She says: "Aye Aye this will do I think I have Diddled the fiat to some purpose now I shall spill him if I dont— bad luck to me". Wardle says: "I for my part never saw any thing so handsome —I mean the Turkey Carpet". Dodd says, with a sly grin, "I know you do". At the door stands Wright the upholsterer, hat in hand, and holding out his long bill. He says: "This will do, & that will do, but dont do me out of my Money". On the wall is a round mirror of ornate pattern, with four branching candlesticks, probably the famous convex mirror, see No. 11346. Against it are two small ornate chairs of recent pattern: round seats, short curving legs, and oval backs.
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Height: 147 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 203 millimetres (cropped)
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VIII, 1947)
See No. 11341, &c.
Dated by M. D. George, c. July 1809.
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