Title etched below image. Attributed to Theodore Lane in the British Museum catalogue. Sheet trimmed within plate mark on three sides. CtY-LW
"The Queen, grossly caricatured, sits on a zebra which stands in a round band-box with a hinged and upturned lid inscribed 'a Present from Baro Bergami'. The zebra has the (profile) head of Wood, looking with greedy and imbecile satisfaction towards a sieve of food inscribed '[Wa]rden of St Catherine'. This is held out by two hands projecting from the left margin. The Queen, with a grin both calculating and insane, sits full-face, negligently holding reins attached to Wood's mouth, her left hand on her hip. She sits in a smaller (bottomless) band-box which surrounds her from hips to knees, the left leg, in frilled drawers, being thrust forward from beneath it. She wears a décolletée dress; on her head is an erection of feathers and flowers rising from a circlet inscribed 'Wood'. An owl (cf. British Museum Satires no. 14199) flies by her head. In the background is Brandenburgh House, in front of which is a braying ass."--British Museum online catalogue.
Queen's ass in a band-box
Bergami, Bartolomeo Bergami,--Baron. Caroline,--Queen, consort of George IV, King of Great Britain,--1768-1821--Caricatures and cartoons. Humphrey, G. (George), 1773-1831?, publisher. Wood, Matthew,--Sir,--1768-1843--Caricatures and cartoons.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 10, no. 14110
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