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The Regent approaching Lady Hertford who is giving birth to fully dressed little men, Perceval (dressed as a nurse) helps them stand up; representing additions to the ministry after the removal of the Regency restrictions. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1812.

Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830.
Date
30 March 1812

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view The Regent approaching Lady Hertford who is giving birth to fully dressed little men, Perceval (dressed as a nurse) helps them stand up; representing additions to the ministry after the removal of the Regency restrictions. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1812.

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Credit: The Regent approaching Lady Hertford who is giving birth to fully dressed little men, Perceval (dressed as a nurse) helps them stand up; representing additions to the ministry after the removal of the Regency restrictions. Coloured etching by C. Williams, 1812. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Description

The Prince Regent bearing a steaming bowl to Lady Hertford says: "Come my good Lady take another sup and you will be able to bring forth some more", she replies: "Well I'll try! but I hope they won't have such thick heads as the last". Perceval is saying to the little men: "Now my little gentlemen stand up, and do as I bid you, here we go up up up", perhaps refering to Lady Hertford's recommendation of leniency to the Regent regarding government

Publication/Creation

London (50 Piccadilly) : S.W. Fores, 30 March 1812.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 25 x 35.5 cm

Lettering

An accouchment or lady delivering the present administration.

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. XI, London 1949, no. 11861

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12208i

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  • English



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