Future prospects, or, Symptoms of love in high life [graphic].
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- Future prospects, or, Symptoms of love in high life [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Symptoms of love in high life
- Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756?-1811?, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [31 May 1796]
- Publication Place
- Pubd. May 31, 1796, by S.W. Fores, No. 50 Piccadilly
"The Prince of Wales (right), rising from his chair, kicks over a tea-table, the crockery sliding to the ground, and lying broken on the floor. The Princess sits on a settee on the opposite side of the table, her infant in her arms. She is comely, and melancholy, with downcast eyes, and plainly dressed except for the three feathers in her hair. Behind the Prince (right), Lord Jersey, with horns on his head, opens a door, pointing behind him to Lady Jersey, who lies on a sofa in an indecorous attitude. He says: "My Wife is waiting for you in the next room". The Prince grasps a document in each hand; the inscription on one has been erased, on the other (left) it is 'Thoughts on Despotism'. From his coat-pocket issues 'A Map of Jersey' (cf. BMSat 8807), under his feet are papers: 'Joe the Dustman', 'The History of Kings', 'Marriage a La Mode', 'The Tender Husband a Farce'. He says: "Marriage has no restraints on me! no Legal tie can bind the will - tis free & shall be so ------ " The Princess says: "Obey, Alass the Task's Seviere how can the Female Mind with pleasure yield when every look's a Frown!!! Alass poor Babe!!!" On the wall is a picture of the King and Queen on horseback, with a signpost pointing to Windsor, apparently copied from 'The Constant Couple', BMSat 6918, except that the Queen is in back view, her head turned to the King. On the frame: 'The little Wants, dislikes, preferences, antipathies, fancies, whims, & even impertinence of Women must be officiously attended to, flattered & if possible guesed at, and anticipated by a well bred Man.'"--British Museum online catalogue
Title from item.
Printseller's announcement following publication statement: Folios of caracatures [sic] lent out for the evening.
Temporary local subject terms: Cuckold's horns -- Separation between the Prince and Princess of Wales -- Interiors: sitting rooms -- Dishes: tea service -- Furniture: sofa -- Pictures amplifying subject -- Footstools.
Watermark: J Whatman.
Printseller's stamp in lower right of sheet: S.W.F.
- 1 print : plate mark 27 x 39.4 cm, on sheet 28 x 45 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1796
Etchings England London 1796
Watermarks (Paper) J Whatman
Booksellers' stamps (Provenance) S. W. Fores
- etching ; and laid paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Caroline, Queen, consort of George IV, King of Great Britain, 1768-1821
Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Great Britain, 1796-1817
Jersey, George Bussey Villiers, Earl of, 1735-1805
Jersey, Frances Villiers, Countess of, 1753-1821
- Subject (Topic)
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830 > Caricatures and cartoons
Caroline, Queen, consort of George IV, King of Great Britain, 1768-1821 > Caricatures and cartoons
Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Great Britain, 1796-1817 > Caricatures and cartoons
Jersey, George Bussey Villiers, Earl of, 1735-1805 > Caricatures and cartoons
Jersey, Frances Villiers, Countess of, 1753-1821 > Caricatures and cartoons
England > 1796
England > London > 1796
S. W. Fores
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