Packing Up!!!Had sly Ulysses at the Sack Of Troy, brought thee his pedler's pack. vide Cleaveland.
Pub July 1st 1830 by T. McLean 26 Haymarket.
Etching with hand-colouring, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾").
Royal mistress Elizabeth Conyngham, her husband Henry, and their daughter Harriet Maria Somerville prepare to leave Windsor following the death of George IV, struggling to pack up their belongings, including the giraffe skeleton carried by Harriet. According to the DNB, 'society believed that she was [Conyngham] was accompanied by 'wagonloads' of plunder; but although the king had bequeathed her all his plate and jewels (some of which, as family heirlooms, were not his to give) she refused the entire legacy'.
BM Satires 16143. For other satires on Conyngham's departure see refs 30461 and 30463
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