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- Object: Dutiful children on a visit to their father- ! A scene on the Windsor Road.
The Duke of York, in field-marshal's uniform, rides a velocipede towards Windsor Castle (left). As a figure-head to the machine is a head of Mrs. Carey, with a bunch of chickens: 'Mother Careys Chickens' [see No. 11050]. To the back of the machine is strapped a bundle of 'Bread & Cheese'; two (broken) bottles from which wine gushes are tied on behind. From his breeches pocket projects a paper inscribed: '10.000'. Behind (right) in the background is a procession of tiny carriages in which other members of the family are hurrying to Windsor. The Duke, turning his head to the spectator, says: "I'll not pay a Visit for nothing, not even to my poor afflicted aged father! People knew that, so they gave me an extra 10.000 a year for that trouble—I dont know what my Relations get for this Duty, but I suppose it is something more than I have, or they would travel as cheap as I do!!" Near him (left) is a milestone: 'To Windsor IV Miles—London XX'.
The procession of carriages is headed by a coach in which the face of the Regent is visible. Behind is a large package of 'Curacoa'; hussars with drawn sabres precede and follow. Some way behind a man in regimentals drives a lady in a one-horse gig: apparently the (impoverished) Duke of Kent. An open barouche and four has luggage inscribed 'To Gloucester', and a partly cut cheese as coat of arms; the Duke and Duchess (see No. 12783, &c.) sit inside. Near them an officer with a lady drives a pair of horses in a phaeton; luggage behind is inscribed 'Cambridge' (see No. 12987). Last, a lady sits alone in a gig drawn by a donkey, ridden by a hussar officer, the Duke of Cumberland. She declaims from an open book, with an illegible inscription, but presumably intended for 'Psalms' [see No. 12591].
c. November 1819
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Height: 250 millimetres
Width: 356 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
One of many prints of the Duke of York riding a velocipede to Windsor, see No. 13215, &c.; for his £10,000 see No. 13214, &c. The occasion is probably during the illness of the King for five days in November. 'Europ. Mag.' lxxvi. 547. Cf. No. 13277.
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Associated with: Prince Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge
Associated with: Augusta Wilhelmina Louisa, Duchess of Cambridge
Associated with: Frederica Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburgh-Strelitz, Duchess of Cumberland
Associated with: Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover
Associated with: Frederick Augustus, Duke of York and Albany and Bishop of Osnabrück
Associated with: George III, King of the United Kingdom
Associated with: George IV, King of the United Kingdom
Associated with: Prince William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh
Associated with: Victoria, Duchess of Kent
Associated with: Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester
Associated with: Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
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