The gouty George IV relaxing before nine portraits chronicling his past extravagant styles of dress; satirizing the King's attempt to withdraw from public ridicule. Coloured etching by W. Heath, 1824.

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All the world's a stage - and one man in his time plays many parts, & c & c

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