Wiley Forresters en Chasse.
London pub.d S.W. Fores 41 Piccadilly May 13, 1828.
Coloured etching with small margins; printed on J. Whatman 1827 watermarked paper. 250 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"). Two brown spots.
Three scenes, with the same young woman, identified as Isabelle Forester (1805-58), dealing with three suitors. On the left she accepts an elderly man, who kneels at her feet kissing her hand, surrounded by large bags of money; in the center she rejects a hook-nosed suitor saying it is 'not apt to join January and May; and to the right she expresses her preference for a dashing officer. The British Museum example has contemporary annotation identifying the suitors as 'J. Biddulph', 'Lord Apsley' and 'Captain Destin', with a note that the plate was suppressed. Forester was a noted beauty and flirt, who jilted Lord Apsley without giving a reason in 1825 and jilted Mr. Biddulph (who she accepts here). She then married George Anson (1797-1857) in 1830.
BM Satires 15595.
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