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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.
Date
[1830]
Reference
585526i
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Description

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

Publication/Creation

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

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image 14.9 x 21.8 cm

Lettering

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 585526i

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Languages

  • English


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