King Henry IV [graphic] / [man with an umbrella] Esqr. del.
Heath, William, 1795-1840, printmaker.
[London] : Pub. by Thos. McLean 26 Haymarket, [June 1827?]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 36.1 x 25 cm
Title from text above image. Print signed using William Heath's device: A man with an umbrella. Questionable publication date from Br. Museum cat. Text below image begins: Falstaff: Thou dost give me flattering busses. Doll: Nay, truly; I kiss thee with a constant heart ... Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW
"George IV, as Falstaff, sits in a high-backed chair with a grotesquely fat Doll Tearsheet (Lady Conyngham) on his knee. He holds a large glass of wine and looks at her with appraising melancholy. She pouts her lips to kiss. Their words are engraved below: Falstaff--hou dost give me flattering busses. Doll Nay, truly; I kiss thee with a constant heart. Fal-I am old, I am old. Doll-I love thee better than I love e'er a scurvy young boy of them all. --vide Shakspeare ['II Henry IV, II. iv.] Behind (right) stands Bardolph, with the head and nose of Curtis, talking to a lean Mrs. Quickly, who has the unmistakable profile of Lord Conyngham, behind whom a huge antlered stag's head looks down from the wall. Both women wear steeple-crowned hats, but the dress of one is flamboyant and ornate, of the other demure. A man looks in cautiously from the doorway. On the wall is a hanging on which is depicted the Prodigal Son turning his back on trough and swine to receive his father's embrace."--British Museum catalogue.
Conyngham, Elizabeth Conyngham,--Marchioness,---1861--Caricatures and cartoons. Conyngham, henry,--Marquess,--1766-1832--Caricatures and cartoons. Curtis, William,--Sir,--1752-1829--Caricatures and cartoons. George--IV,--King of Great Britain,--1762-1830--Caricatures and cartoons. McLean, T. (Thomas), publisher.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 10, no. 15411
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