The Jersey smuggler detected; - or - good causes for discontent [separation]

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James Gillray

The Jersey smuggler detected; - or - good causes for discontent [separation]

Etching

Bohn c. 1850

265 x 365 mm

£120.

Originally published 24th. May 1796 The Princess of Wales (left), candle in hand, approaches the bed of the Prince, who wakes up, raising his hands in dismay. Lady Jersey (here, an attractive woman, cf. BMSat 8811) is asleep, her head on the Prince's shoulder, her arms round his neck. The distressed Princess wears a coronet and triple ostrich plume, her right arm is flung back. Behind her (left) is an open door through which is seen the baby princess in a cradle ornamented with the Prince's feathers, with which his bed is also decorated. On the twisting draperies of the bed is the star of the Garter. Above the Princess's head hangs a 'Map of the Road back to Brunswick'.