Find thousands of books, manuscripts, visual materials and unpublished archives from our collections, many of them with free online access.

King George III steps forward to embrace the dishevelled Prince of Wales who throws himself into his father's arms, while the Queen stands behind in a doorway with outstretched arms. Etching by J. Gillray.

  • Gillray, James, 1756-1815.
  • Pictures

About this work


The long-awaited reconciliation between the Prince of Wales and his father at Kew on 12 November 1804, represented as the parable of the Prodigal son. They had disagreed over the provision of Princess Charlotte's education. The Prince of Wales remained ill-humoured throughout the formal interview


[London] : [Thomas McLean], [1830]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image 14.9 x 21.8 cm


The reconciliation.- "And he arose and came to his father, and his father saw him, & had compassion, & ran & fell on his neck & kissed him - read the parable verse 16th to 24 - J.s Gillray des. & fec.t

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VIII, London 1947, no. 10283


Wellcome Library no. 585526i



  • English

Where to find it

  • LocationStatusAccess
    Closed stores

Permanent link