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The Two Patriotic Duchesses on Their Canvass

Artist:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Publisher:
William Humphrey (British, 1742?–before 1814)
Subject:
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (British, Wimbledon, Surrey 1757–1806 Devonshire)
Published in:
London
Date:
April 3, 1784
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 3/8 × 9 15/16 in. (33.9 × 25.3 cm) Plate: 11 in. × 8 7/16 in. (28 × 21.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.533.52
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate lower left: "Pub-d by W. Humphrey 227 Strand"; center: "THE TWO PATRIOTIC DUCHESS'S ON THEIR CANVASS. / Requesting the favour of an early Poll"

Marking: Watermark: [large arms and fleur de lis]
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.124, II.389; British Museum Satires 6494
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. 6494.

Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p. 124, vol. II, p. 389.



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