The Back Way. "That she would steal away so guilty like - Shakespeare. About about: Search Windsor Castle, elves, within & out."Let's shift away; there's warrant in that theft...thro private paths to stray".
Pub July 2 1830 by T McLean 26 Haymarket London.
Hand-coloured etching, with large margins. Plate 361 x 254mm (14¼ x 10"). Some creasing and toning.
Satire on Lady Conyngham's departure from Windsor following George IV's death, published within a the event. In order to avoid being heckled by crowds she left by the less expected route, through the Home Park. Here she crawls from under the rough penthouse roof of a pigsty built against a wall of Windsor Castle, to the astonishment of a ringed hog (left). Under her arm is a large sack of plunder, reflecting the popular belief that she was took large quantities of George's valuables with her). Her daughter creeps behind her. Part of the castle visible on the right.
BM Satires: 16155.
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