Two ladies duelling with pistols. Engraving, 1792.

1 August 1792
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Two ladies duelling with pistols. Engraving, 1792. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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A fictitious event described in the Carlton House magazine. Two ladies (Lady Almeria Braddock and Mrs Elphinstone) fight a duel with pistols in Hyde Park, after Mrs Elphinstone accuses Lady Almeria of lying about her age (claiming that she is thirty years old when she was sixty years old). There may be an allusion to real people such as Lady Almeria Carpenter (1752-1809) or the actress George Anne Bellamy (1727-1788)--Major, op. cit.


[London] (no. 112 Holborn Hill) : W. & J. Stratfords, 1 August 1792.

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1 print : engraving, with etching ; platemark 11.4 x 17.9 cm


The petticoat duellists ; Engraved for the Carlton House magazine

References note

Joanne Major, 'The "Petticoat duellists" of 1792', All things Georgian (blog) 5 August 2014,


Wellcome Collection 568670i



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