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.

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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

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1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 36 x 26 cm

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Democratic leveling - Alliance a la Françoise - or - The union of the coronet & clyster-pipe.

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  • [London] (New Bond Street)

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  • H. Humphrey

Dates

  • 4 March 1796

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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.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

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