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Perdita upon her last legs.

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0808.5371

  • Title (object)

    • Perdita upon her last legs.
  • Description

    From the 'Rambler's Magazine', ii. 281. Mrs. Robinson (Perdita) (left) begs from the Prince of Wales (right) who hands her a purse.
    She wears a low-cut dress in rags. They stand on the pavement of a street ; behind is a high brick wall on which are play-bills headed 'Jane Shore' and 'Florizel and Perdita'. 1 September 1784 Etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1784
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 187 millimetres
    • Width: 115 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
    For the annuity secured for Perdita see BMSat 6318. For her relations with the Prince see BMSat 5767, &c.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 6655 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Satires British 1784 Unmounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0808.5371

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat)  Etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat) Etching

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