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'Penury incurr'd by endless riot, vanity, the lust of pleasure and variety!', c1820 Creator: George Cruikshank.

'Penury incurr'd by endless riot, vanity, the lust of pleasure and variety!', c1820 Creator: George Cruikshank.

2-709-666 - The Print Collector/Heritage Images

'Penury incurr'd by endless riot, vanity, the lust of pleasure and variety! Ministerial grace deals him out money from the public chest', c1820. Satirical cartoon: Prime Minister William Pitt advises the dissolute Prince Regent (future King George IV) to marry Caroline of Brunswick. From "The Queen's matrimonial ladder", a political pamphlet with wood engraved illustrations by George Cruikshank, published after the opening of the trial of Queen Caroline (1768-1821, also known as Caroline of Brunswick, consort of King George IV), in August 1820. [William Hone, London]. Included in an album containing portraits and satirical caricatures related to the trial.


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Image Aliases

  1. 0580036197
  1. 2-709-666
  1. 2709666

Maximum Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4704x4408
File Size : 20250kb

Image Information

Creator
  1. George Cruikshank, attributed to: British: Artist, illustrator, painter, engraver
Subject
  1. William Pitt: British: Prime Minister, politician
  2. King George IV: British: King of Great Britain
People Related
  1. Caroline of Brunswick: German: Queen Consort of George IV
  2. William Hone: British: author/publisher?
Medium
  1. Engraving
Picture Type
  1. Satire
  2. Caricature

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