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Quite well again.

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  • Title (object)

    • Quite well again.
  • Description

    George IV, indecorously sprawling, sits on a settee between the Duchess of Richmond (left) and Lady Hertford (right), an arm round each. On the garter at his knee: 'honi . . .' Both ladies exclaim: "God! save the King," the latter's hands clasped as if in supplication. Identifications are given by a book at the feet of the Duchess: 'Second Edition The Spruce Widow in two sheets', and by pictures above the head of each (left to right): 'Richmond', a country inn, with a stag's head sign; 'Solomon in his Glory', the King (crowned) surrounded by fat ladies (the two most prominent wearing coronets), all eager for kisses; 'Hertford', a landscape coloured to indicate a sunset and partly covered by a curtain. Empty wine-bottles lie on the floor.
    c. March 1820
    Hand-coloured etching


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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1820
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 315 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 240 millimetres (trimmed)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, artist's name and text within image: "Marks fect".
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', X, 1952)
    On the death of George III the new king was seriously ill. For the ladies see No. 13222, &c. For some time he had been seeing less of Lady Hertford and had become attached to Lady Conyngham, cf. No. 13847.


  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 13691 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Caricatures XII p.111)

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat).  1820  Hand-coloured etching

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 1820 Hand-coloured etching

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