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Oh! Che boccone!

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  • Title (object)

    • Oh! Che boccone!
  • Description

    The Prince of Wales stands full-face, in shirt and nightcap, his back to the bridal bed (right) in which the Princess lies with an expression of smiling expectancy. The Prince stands dismayed, with his right fingers to his mouth. On a table beside him (left) are two (?) mustard-pots and a bottle of 'Cantharides'. On the wall showing between the curtains of the bed is a picture of Leda and the swan. The bed is ornate with fringed curtains, and the Prince of Wales' feathers and motto at the head. Her stockings, shoes, a garter, and a garment draped over a chair are beside the Princess; the Prince's clothes lie at his feet. 15 April 1795.
    Hand-coloured etching


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1795
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 337 millimetres
    • Width: 338 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, artist's name and publishing details: '[I. Cruikshank.] London Pub April 15 1795 by S W Fores No 3 Piccadilly who has just fitted up his Exhibition in an entire Novel stile, admittance one shilling'
  • Curator's comments

    (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
    The marriage took place on 8 Apr. See BMSat 8610, &c.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 8643 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

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  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat).  15 April 1795.  Hand-coloured etching


FOR DESCRIPTION SEE GEORGE (BMSat). 15 April 1795. Hand-coloured etching

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