Old Q – uiz the old Goat of Piccadilly.

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Old Q – uiz the old Goat of Piccadilly.
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Robert Dighton

Old Q – uiz the old Goat of Piccadilly.

A Shining Star – in the British Peerage

And a usefull Ornament to Society – FUDGE.

London, R. Dighton Feb. 25th 1796

Etching

Original hand-colouring

260x230mm

£100

The elderly, skinny, lecherous figure of ‘Old Q’ the 4th Duke of Queensberry (1724-1810), carrying a large fur muff, reaches out his hand to pinch the bottom of a pretty, coy young milliner. She carries a large bandbox and has a yellow scarf tied over her bonnet. Two medicine bottles protrude from Queensberry’s pocket, labelled Renovating Balsam and Velno’s Vegetable Syrup (both well known quack tonics). BM 8867.

Cat 4349