Pub. Feb.y. 28 1827 by S. W. Fores, Picadilly.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet: 330 x 240mm, (13 x 9˝"). Slight central crease. Trimmed within plate. Mounted in album sheet.
King George IV and his mistress Lady Conyngham play whist against Lord Conyngham and a second woman (perhaps a daughter or sister?). Lord Conygham plays the knave, the King plays the queen, the woman the king and Lady Conyngham proudly plays the ace. One the wall behind them are two paintings, on the right Buckingham Palace under which is written 500.00 and on the left is Windsor Castle beneath which is written 900.00. George IV lived in very close seculusion with the Conynghams in Windsor Castle and was often criticised for the costly building projects on buildings such as Windsor Castle as decpicted.
BM Satire: 15364
[Ref: 37306] £220.00