No. XXXI. The elegant M.rs. O_n. N.o. XXXII. The approved Magistrate.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm, (7 x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two portrait busts in ovals. The figure of the 'approved Magistrate' may be Nathaniel Newnham Lord Mayor of London 1782-3. Mrs O being a widow is said to have been impressed by the Magistrate when he presented her with a snuff-box which contained his portrait and a £500 note. 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 6305.
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