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Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

Filial Piety! 25 Nov 1788

Hand-coloured etching | 25.6 x 37.5 cm | RCIN 810287

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A hand-coloured print of a bedroom scene in which an ill George III is disturbed by his son, the Prince of Wales and his friends; George Hanger (later Equerry to the Prince) and Richard Brinsley Sheridan (a playwright). The Prince and his cronies are drunk and have disturbed a bishop in the act of giving the King Communion. A picture on the wall compares the Prince to the Prodigal Son of the Bible.

  • Creator(s)

    Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827) (etcher)

    SW Fores : 3 Piccadilly (publisher)

  • 25.6 x 37.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    25.0 x 35.0 cm (platemark)

  • Perhaps one of the prints acquired from the descendants of Samuel Fores in 1854

    • Language, Linguistics and Literature
      • Literature
        • Drama
          • Comedies
            • Satire
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • The Home
          • Bedrooms
  • BM Satires 7378 (BM Satires : Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum ... 11 v. in 12.)