No. XXIII. The Frail Cecilian. No. XXIV. The Reverend Adulterer.
Engraving. Plate: 175 x 110mm, (7 x 4¼"). Small margins.
Two portraits busts set in ovals. On the right a Rev. William Sneyd and on the left Mrs Emma Cecil (neé Vernon). Sneyd was employed by Henry Cecil, MP for Stamford as his curate and shortly after Emma Cecil and Sneyd began their adulterous relationship, eventually running away to Exeter together where they lived under the false name of Benson. 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.
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