The wedding of Lady Lucy Stanhope to Thomas Taylor, a surgeon-apothecary: the bride is given away by her father Earl Stanhope, while Fox and Sheridan officiate. Coloured etching by J. Gillray, 1796.
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815.
- 4 March 1796
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Stanhope is shown as a sans-culotte. Taylor is represented by a mortar and pestle wearing the bonnet-rouge. Charles James Fox is reading from the "Rights of Man" and Sheridan from "Thelwal's Lectures"; above them is a painting entitled "Shrine of Equality" which depicts figures also wearing bonnets-rouges guillotining crowned figures. The idea of an earl's daughter marrying a man of such a lowly profession as surgeon-apothecary was thought by some to be ridiculous
Democratic leveling - Alliance a la Françoise - or - The union of the coronet & clyster-pipe.
[London] (New Bond Street) : H. Humphrey, 4 March 1796.
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 36 x 26 cm
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VII, London 1942, no. 8787
Wellcome Library no. 12183i
- Costume |France –18th century
- Great Britain.
- Taylor, Thomas, active 1796.
- Stanhope, Lucy Rachel, 1780-1814.
- Stanhope, Charles Stanhope, Earl, 1753-1816.
- Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806.
- Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816.
- Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809. Rights of man.
- Thelwall, John, 1764-1834.
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