No. XIV. The Fair Violetta. No. XV. Military Exile.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm, (7 x 4¼"). Small margins, one small wormhole.
Two portrait busts set in ovals. On the right Prince Ernest Augustus (1771-1851), fifth son of George III who whilst on leave from his studies in Hanover became enamoured of an actress Violetta, depiced on the left, in Lyons. A lack of funds forced him to return home to England without Violetta and he was at once dispatched to Gibraltar. 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 7702.
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