Beauties of Greece, or, Luxuries of the Kremlin [graphic] : vide Brighton vagaries, a kitchen frolic.

Pubd. by T. Tegg, No. 111 Cheapside, London
[ca. March 1819]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.8 x 35.2 cm, on sheet 25.6 x 41.8 cm
Title etched below image; the letters "as" in "grease" have been scored through and the letters "ec" etched above, forming the word "Greece."
Printmaker and date of publication from British Museum catalogue.
Plate numbered "335" in upper right corner.
Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 5.
Myers; May 1942.
Bound in the set of five volumes, formerly owned by Henry Arthur Johnstone. Binding: red morocco with his initials stamped in gold on the front cover in a shield with crossed swords and three floral stamps above and one below; also four floral stamps on spine with volume number and spine title in gold: The caricature magazine. Leather endpapers with his ex libris blind stamped on front flyleaf -- a boat with large sail, with a cutout in the shape of the sun in upper left.
Leaf 41 in volume 5.
"The Regent, very tipsy, one leg on the supper-table, leans back in his chair, putting a hand under the chin of each of two very fat maidservants who stand one on each side. One (left) stands with her back to the fire where a large steak is grilling; she holds a pair of steak-tongs and a glass of wine. He says to her: "Dolly I admire your Chops and now for your Rump I shall find out the beauties of the Kremline in time! Dolly I have a great mind to make you a Dutchess you'll make a nice fat Dutchess, and Cis here shall be a Countess. Should you like to be a Dutchess Dolly?" She answers: "Any thing your Hiness chuses to make me!" General Bloomfield has risen from his chair (right) to hand a glass of wine to the other, saying, "Come Cis take a glass of Claret my girl Countesses [sic] a countess should drink nothing but Claret." Men cooks and soldiers crowd in a doorway (right) to watch. One (? Carême) says: "Got tam! vat he go do Dolly? My Dolly!" Another says to him: "Ah ha! I think you are done with Monr Fricasee." On the table are decanters, &c., and two candelabra. See British Museum Satires No. 13208, &c. The Pavilion, with its onion domes, was called the little Kremlin."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Beauties of grease, or, Luxuries of the Kremlin
Associated Names:
Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830 [Printmaker]
Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Bloomfield, Benjamin Bloomfield, Baron, 1768-1846
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Johnstone, Henry Arthur
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1819
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1819
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
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Source Title:
Caricature magazine, or, Hudibrastic mirror
Call Number:
Folio 75 W87 807 v.5
Orbis Record:
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
Digital version