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- Object: The hen-peck'd monach.
The Queen, petticoat rolled up to show breeches, sits on the back of the King who is on hands and knees without his breeches, and with his hands bound by a ribbon inscribed 'Family Ties'. She wears the crown, and steadies it as it topples. Prince George of Cumberland, a boy in military uniform, leans on the sceptre, while the Duchess of Kent tosses the orb for Princess Victoria to catch; proof before the published state.
- Production date
- 1832 (circa)
Height: 119 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 155 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
For bound volume of 'Figaro in London' Vol.1 1832 see 1870,1008.1467 - 1937 and 1870,1008.1491 for this impression.
(Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', XI, 1954)
'The patriot king is merged in the hen-pecked husband.' Cf. No. 15924; see No. 17076, &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.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Figaro in London
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