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- Object: The Oldenburg procession through Oxford. May 1814
Evidently by an amateur. The names of the four Russians who advance from the right in profile are etched below the design. A hugely broad and fat don at the head of a procession of senior, and very ugly, members of the University takes with his left hand the left hand of the 'Duchess of Oldenburgh' who is straight and thin, her head entirely concealed in a huge 'Oldenburgh bonnet', and wearing long hanging sleeves resembling those of the dons' gowns. Behind him (left) is a don holding a (?) Bible. The duchess is followed by two hideous old women, broad and squat, 'Mesds Aladensky & Volochousky' [? the wife of Prince Nikita Volkonsky, A.D.C. to the Tsar]. Behind them walks 'Prince Gagarin', hat in hand, very broad and tall, and heavily whiskered. In the middle distance is a crowd of slim undergraduates, some of whom throw their caps into the air, with a few ladies. Behind is the dome of the Radcliffe Camera with the towers and spires of Oxford.
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Height: 217 millimetres
Width: 336 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
For the visit (in June), see No. 12283, &c.
See also 1852,0216.116.
Dr Andrew Norton (email Dec 2020): 'The artist is more likely Theodore Edward Hook. A smaller caricature by the same artist is the frontispiece to Solomon Logwood, BM satires No. 13934/ PPA219429'.
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