No. VII. Miss Gr_hill. No. VIII. The Suspicious Husband.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm, (7 x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two portraits in ovals, on the right Edmund Boyle, 7th Earl of Cork (1742-1798) and on the left a Miss Greenhill. Following the breakdown of his marriage in 1773 to Anne Courtenay whom he married in 1764, Boyle struck an arrangement with a courtesan named Miss Greenhill. In an attempt to divorce his wife Boyle accused her of intimacy with a musician however, this was not successful. The marriage was finally dissolved in 1782. 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 6297
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