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Like his predecessor William Hogarth, Rowlandson satirized Regency society in all its squalor and splendor. At this evening outdoor concert in the poshest of London's pleasure gardens, he turned the fashionable crowd of spectators into the object of amusement. In the foreground, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, and her sister Lady Duncannon stand arm in arm while, at right, the Prince of Wales whispers to his mistress Mary "Perdita" Robinson. Jukes and Pollard effectively captured in aquatint the delicate tonal gradations and animated line of Rowlandson's lively watercolor.

Vaux-hall, after Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London), Engraving and aquatint

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