The Devonshire, or Most Approved Method of Securing Votes. Thomas Rowlandson.

The Devonshire, or Most Approved Method of Securing Votes

London: W. Humphrey, ca 1825. Rowlandson, Thomas. wraps. 30.5 x 47.5 cm. Hand colored etching. L.E,C. 1828 watermark. Later state. The Duchess of Devonshire (right), in profile to the left, kisses a fat butcher, putting her arms round his shoulders. She wears a hat trimmed with feathers and ribbons. A plump woman approaches the butcher from the left holding out her arms and shouting "Huzza - Fox for Ever". Her dress, with uncovered breast, suggests that she is a courtesan. [Grego suggests that she may be the Duchess of Gordon), but the duchess, like Mrs. Hobart (also plump), was opposed to Fox. Anti-Fox newspaper paragraphs did their best to suggest that the ladies who canvassed for Fox were of bad character. Wide margins. Near fine. Item #22983

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