The 'ne plus ultra' of 'Life in London'.Kate, Sue, Tom, Jerry and Logic, viewing the Throne Room at Carlton House.
Pub.d by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, March 1. 1821.
Coloured aquatint. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9"). Stitch holes within plate.
The suptious throne room of Carlton House, with a guide speaking to Tom who stands with a courtesan on each arm, while Jerry and Logic gaze at the splendour. Corinthian Kate and her friend Sue are supposed to be Mrs. Maples, a notorious courtesan, and Harriette Wilson. From Pierce Egan's ' Life in London, or the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis', originally issued as a monthly journal at a shilling a time, illustrated by George Cruikshank (1792–1878).
Abbey: Life 281; BM Satires 14337.
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