'He smelt - O Lord! How he did smell!', c1820. Satirical cartoon, with a quote from Southey's "Minor Poems", vol. iii p. 103. The Prince Regent (future King George IV), is given 'Essence of Bergam'[ot?], having been overcome by the presence of his wife Queen Caroline (left). On the floor is a 'Bergam Pitch Plaster'. 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.