No. XIII. Lady B_nt_n. No. XIV. The irresistible Captain.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm, (7 x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two portrait busts in ovals. On the left Lady Maria Bayntun is depicted and on the right John Allen Cooper. In 1777 Lady Maria Coventry married Andrew Bayntun, but by 1781 Maria was having an affair with Bayntun's nephew John Allen Cooper. A suit of criminal conversation was brought against Maria by her husband and a divorce was granted in 1783. 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 6299.
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