A house warming in Pall Mall, or, The old gigg shop revived [graphic].
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- A house warming in Pall Mall, or, The old gigg shop revived [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Old gigg shop revived
- Holland, William, active 1782-1817, publisher.
- Published / Created
- Octr. 20th, 1783.
- Publication Place
- Publis'd [sic] as the act directs by W. Holland, No. 66 Drury Lane
Pairs of elegantly dressed and coiffed ladies and gentlemen sit around a long table drinking champagne. On a dais sits 'Perdita' (Mary Robinson) who assures the Prince of Wales of her undying love. He looks at her adoringly and says, "Now what care I for Mom and Dad, let 'em scold and bellow." His left hand rests on books piled up on the table (the titles of which are also listed in the publisher's advertisement). Another lady on his left looking at him may be Elizabeth Armitstead (later Mrs. Fox) who succeeded Mrs. Robinson as his mistress. Other members of this group include Lord Derby and his actress wife, Elizabeth Farren, and Charles James Fox. The location appears to be the Schomberg House where James Graham established his 'Temple of Health and Hymen' famous for its 'Celestial Bed' (cf. British Museum catalogue no. 6325). Allusion to George IV's coming of age
Publisher's advertisement below the text of the song: "At No. 66 Drury Lane, may be had the following publications. Hal's looking-glass; or, The Royal exhibition, price 2s. 6d. Madame Birchini's dance, price 2s. 6d. Apollo and the Muses inflicting penance on Dr. J-----n round Parnassus, price 1s. The wanton jesuit, an opera, price 1s. 6d. An epistle from Sir Roger Sugar-Cane to Lady Maria B--n, price. The celestial bed, price 1s. 6d.
Matted to 47 x 52 cm. With a key identifying the characters stamped around the window. Contemporary annotations identifying the names alluded to in the list of prints following the printer's address.
- 1 print : sheet 36 x 36 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- 783.10.20.01+ Impression 1
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1783
Etchings England London 1783
Annotations (Provenance) 18th century
- etching ; and wove paper hand-coloring.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Geographic)
- Subject (Name)
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830.
Robinson, Mary, 1758-1800.
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806.
Fox, Elizabeth, 1750-1842.
Derby, Edward Smith Stanley, Earl of, 1752-1834.
Derby, Elizabeth Farren Stanley, Countess of, 1759?-1829.
- Subject (Topic)
Social life and customs
Eating & drinking
Clothing & dress
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Robinson, Mary, 1758-1800
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
Fox, Elizabeth, 1750-1842
Derby, Edward Smith Stanley, Earl of, 1752-1834
Derby, Elizabeth Farren Stanley, Countess of, 1759?-1829
London (England) > Social life and customs > 18th century
Eating & drinking
Hairstyles > England > 1780-1790
Clothing & dress > England > 1780-1790
England > 1783
England > London > 1783
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