The rival queens, or, A political heat for Rege & Grege [graphic].
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- The rival queens, or, A political heat for Rege & Grege [graphic].
- Alternative Title
Political heat for Rege & Grege
Political heat for Rege and Grege
- Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker
- Fores, S. W., publisher.
- Published / Created
- [1 February 1789]
- Publication Place
- Pubd. Feby 1, 1789, by S.W. Fores, N. 3 Piccadilly
Two stout ladies, dressed in long gowns, confront each other. Mrs. Fitzherbert (left) with her second the Prince of Wales faces in a confident manner the scowling and clumsy Mrs. Schwellenberg whose second, Pitt offers her a lemon. The furious German woman holds a massive sceptre in both her hands raised above her head ready to strick her opponent. All the figures have speech bubbles above their heads referencing the rights of the people, the Prince's morganatic marriage, Catholics, and the issue of money going to Germany
Title etched below image.
Printmaker from British Museum catalogue.
Later state with the Prince's speech censored.
Temporary local subject terms: Morganatic marriages: Prince of Wales's to Mrs. Fitzherbert -- Ficticious duels: Mrs. Fitzherbert and Mrs. Schwellenberg -- Allusion to Regency crisis, 1788 -- Lemons -- Literature: travesty of Nathaniel Lee's The rival queens.
Watermark: Portal & Bridges.
Mounted to 27 x 38 cm.
- 1 print : plate mark 23.5 x 35.2 cm, on sheet 25 x 37 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- [Later state, with reference to P-t in the Prince's speech bubble changed to 'Billy'].
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Parodies, imitations, etc
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1789
Etchings England London 1789
- etching ; and laid paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain.
- Subject (Name)
Lee, Nathaniel, 1653?-1692.
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Pitt, William, 1759-1806
Fitzherbert, Maria Anne, 1756-1837
Schwellenberg, Elizabeth Juliana, ca 1728-1797
- Subject (Topic)
Lee, Nathaniel, 1653?-1692 > Parodies, imitations, etc
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830 > Caricatures and cartoons
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830 > Marriage
Pitt, William, 1759-1806 > Caricatures and cartoons
Fitzherbert, Maria Anne, 1756-1837 > Caricatures and cartoons
Schwellenberg, Elizabeth Juliana, ca 1728-1797 > Caricatures and cartoons
Regency > Great Britain
Royal marriages > British
England > 1789
England > London > 1789
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