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Object: Case of seduction.
Series: Figaro in London
Vol. 1; No. 13; a letterpress paper consisting of four pages, headed with wood-engraved vignette and illustrated with second cut on the first page. 3 March 1832
(1) vignette heading (BM Satires 16830), for description see 1870,1008.1468;
(2) CASE OF SEDUCTION.
Peel, with an insinuating smile, leads Hunt, dressed as a woman, hurriedly towards a waiting carriage where the postilion is Wellington, and the two horses have human heads, one that of Cumberland. Behind Hunt, Wetherell hastens forward, carrying a trunk inscribed 'M' [Matchless]. Behind is a dome supported on pillars: 'The Rotunda'.
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Height: 286 millimetres (approx. page size)
Width: 220 millimetres (approx. page size)
- Curator's comments
- Given as ‘Mother Hunt's Elopement’ in No. 14.
According to the text Peel seduces Hunt from his old associates, the ultra-Radicals of the Rotunda (see No. 16679), deluding him with 'the prospect of a permanent alliance'. Hunt brings an action, and gets a farthing damages as a person without reputation. See No. 16636, &c.
In a bound volume containing "Figaro in London" Vols. I and II (1832-1833). Subsequent volumes (III, IV, V, VI and VII) are kept at 298*.a.20 to 22. For group record for Vols. I to VI see 1870,1008.1467-1937. Vol. VII is registered separately as 1982,U.4511.
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Associated Title: Figaro in London
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