Morning. Nigth [sic].Scene in the Island of Jersey. Scene in the Duchy of Lancaster.
Pub by T. McLean 26 Haymarket. caricatures daily published.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Plate: 370 x 260mm, (14½ x 10¼"). Tear in bottom edge into plate. Staining in very large margins. Some stains in plate.
Satire commenting on Wellington's relationships with cousins Sarah Villiers, Countess of Jersey and Harriet Arbuthnot. Lady Villiers was often ridiculed for 'affecting great intimacy with the Duke'. Harriet Arbuthnot and her husband Charles however, did have a close relationship with Wellington who promoted Charles Arbuthnot from the Department of Woods and Trees to Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Unusually, the small character of Paul Pry in the left corner addresses the reader putting his hand in the air and saying, 'I'm sorry to intrude but some dirty Rogue has lately been copying my caricatures- robbing us of our ideas & just profit- may I ask of my Friends not to purchase unless they see the Publisher T. McLeans name at the bottom, all others are copies P. Pry'.
BM Satire: 15717.
[Ref: 37453] £260.00