To His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales This Plate of Martha Gunn the Brighton Bather, is with His gracious permission humbly dedicated by His Royal Highnesses most devoted and obedient servant Diemar.From the Original Painting in the Possession of the Prince.
London. Published as the Act directs, June 1st 1797, by Diemar. No. 114 Strand.
Stipple. 690 x 490mm. 27¼ x 19¼". Horizontal fold through the centre. Trimmed to plate.
Half-length portrait, holding an infant. In the background is a bathing carriage. Martha Gunn (1726-1815), the most famous of the dippers, and described by the Morning Herald as 'The Venerable Priestess of the Bath". She was a favourite of the Prince of Wales, the future George IV.
Wellcome Library no. 20268i.
[Ref: 26938] £480.00