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The Female Coterie
The Female Coterie Well, this is certainly one of the most usefull institutions!_ Lame Lover
T. Bonnor del et sculp
[London Magzine, October 1770]
Etching, platemark approx. 115 x 175mm (4½ x 7").
Satirical print showing a meeting of the Ladies Club or the Coterie, a club for ladies formed in May/June 1770, which met at Almack's Rooms on Pall Mall. It's membership consisted of the Whig elite and was not exclusively female: Horace Walpole was also a member. Gillian Russell has written of how this print shows 'the stigmatization of the Coterie as a site of feminized (and feminizing) licentiousness', promoting promiscuity, adultery, drinking and irresponsible gambling, traditionally associated with gentleman's clubs but here usurped by women.
BM Satires 4472; see Gillian Russell, 'Women, Sociability and Theatre in Georgian London', p.75.
[Ref: 42458]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Rencomb Park.
Rencomb Park. To Sir Will.m Guise_Bar.t Member of Parliament for the County of Gloucester this plate is Inscribed by hhis most Obliged humble servant J: Rudder.
Drawn and Engraved byT. Bonnor.
Publish'd as the Act directs Decem.r 1779.
Engraving. Platemark: 320 x 390mm (12½ x 15¼"). Very large margins; folds as normal. Repaired tear in lower margin.
The estate of Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid (1808-78), 2nd Baronet. Goldsmid, a Jewish banker and M.P., bought Rendcomb Park Estate in 1863, demolishing the 17th century house and had a new one built, designed by Philip Charles Hardwick and constructed by Thomas Cubitt. For an auction catalogue for the sale of the estate, see item ref: 37997.
[Ref: 38066]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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