This is a fabulous satirical print relating to the court of King George IV. This one is an absurd caricature of one of the King's many mistresses.
It was made by William Heath and published by Thomas McLean in London (April 1829). So now nearly 200 years old.
There is a fine collection of prints by Heath in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London which lampoon the Royalty and Politicians of the Georgian era. This print is a harder satirical print to source - another impression in just as fine condition is in the collection of the NPG.
My print comes from a 19th Century collector's album - and it has never been on display - so all the original hand-colouring is fresh with no fading.
As you can see from all my photographs, it is in fine antique condition and has recently been professionally re-framed with a cream-coloured, acid-free window mount and simple black wooden frame.
The image measures 34 x 23 cm and the frame is 47 x 34 cm.
It is a lovely artwork - and a fabulous piece of British history. It is all ready for you to just hang on your wall.
The image shows Lady Conyngham (nee Denison) (1769-1861). She was the wife of Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess of Conyngham and the mistress of King George IV.
She is shown in the fashion of the day - although given her much fuller figure - the costume does look slightly absurd on her.
She is in a sturdy pose with her feet firmly planted on the ground. She wears a long red military-style coat or tunic over a tight blue dress. She wears a wide-brimmed hat - and carries a large shoulder bag with two bugles across her body. She carries a large blunderbuss. Isn't she just totally fabulous! Bit of a Hattie Jacques! ooh! ah Matron!
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