Enchantments lately seen upon the Mountains of Wales,-or-Shon-ap-Morgan's Reconcilement to the Fairy Princess.

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Enchantments lately seen upon the Mountains of Wales,-or-Shon-ap-Morgan's Reconcilement to the Fairy Princess.
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James Gillray

Enchantments lately seen upon the Mountains of Wales,-or-Shon-ap-Morgan's Reconcilement to the Fairy Princess.

Etching

Bohn c. 1850

260 x 360 mm

£120.

Originally published 30th. June 1796 On a small plateau on the top of a mountain the Princess of Wales (left) reaches up to kiss the Prince of Wales (right), who has the body, horns, and beard of a fat goat. He kneels on one knee, his forelegs round her waist; her arms are round his neck. A star and ribbon are indicated on his body. She wears her coronet with three tall feathers, and her draperies swirl about her. In the middle distance are two rocky pinnacles; on one (left) three men dance hand in hand: Loughborough in back view wearing his Chancellor's wig and gown, the Duke of York wearing a cocked hat and his star, and Lord Cholmondeley [see Comment]. From the other, Lady Jersey (with the arms and legs of a goat) staggers backwards, she has horns, and three feathers fall from her head. Lord Jersey, with the body of a goat and long horns, is about to fall. They are being hurled from the rock by thunderbolts inscribed with the words 'What? - What? - What?' (the King's well-known phrase) which issue from heavy clouds, showing that it is the King who has overthrown them. Behind them is the sea with a small island flying a flag inscribed 'Jersey'