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Courtship in High Life

Artist:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Subject:
George Prince of Wales (British, London 1762–1830 Windsor)
Subject:
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (British, Wimbledon, Surrey 1757–1806 Devonshire)
Date:
December 15, 1785
Medium:
Hand-colored etching and aquatint
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 7/8 in. × 7 in. (22.6 × 17.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.533.117
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in graphite on lower right corner of sheet: "Dec 15 1785"
Francis Harvey (British, active by 1859–died 1899); C. W. Dyson Perrins, his sale Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959; Vendor: Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959
Grego I.170, II.397; British Museum Satires 6870
Frederic George Stephens, M. Dorothy George Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 vols., London, 1870-, cat. no. 6870.

Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p. 170, vol. II, p. 397.



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