A Descriptive Catalogue of The Great Historical Picture Painted by Mr. George Hayter [...] Representing the Trial of Her Late Majesty Queen Caroline of Englandwith a faithful Interior View of the House of Lords, and One Hundred and Eighty-Nine Portraits [...]
8vo book with five fold-out plates and original wrappers, 240 x 190mm (9½ x 7½").
Guide to accompany George Hayter's 'The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820', published at the time of its first exhibition in 1823, with the public charged a shilling admittance. The painting is now in London's National Portrait Gallery. Includes an introduction explaining the event and space depicted, with several fold-out plates identifying the many individual sitters portrayed. The 'trial' depicted by Hayter was not technically a trial but a parliamentary debate on a bill designed to grant a divorce to George IV. He had separated from his wife Caroline, whose adulterous relationship with her valet Count Pergami had caused a scandal.
[Ref: 38890] £260.00