No. II. M.rs. W_n. No. III. The generous Gallant.
Engraving. Plate: 170 x 110mm, (6¾ x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two bust portraits in ovals. On the right a portrait of John Montagu (1744-1814) styled Viscount Hinchingbroke until 1792 when he became 5th Earl of Sandwich. On the left is a portrait of the actress Sarah Maria Wilson, formerly Mrs Weston (neé Adcock) who was the daughter of the actor William Adcock. Following the breakdown of her second marriage to a Mr Wilson, Mrs Wilson 'developed a notoriety for high living made possible by the liberalty of her lover Lord Hinchingbroke'. From the 'Histories of the Tête à Tête annexed...' series that appeared in 'Town and Country Magazine', a monthy magazine which featured articles on the scandals and romantic affairs of the nobility.
BM Satire 6295.
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