Fashionable-jockeyship / Js. Gy. ad vivam delt. et fect.

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James Gillray
Fashionable-jockeyship / Js. Gy. ad vivam delt. et fect.
hand colored etching
image: 53.1 x 25.8 cm; plate: 36.2 x 26.2 cm; sheet: 38.8 x 28.8 cm
Peel 2936
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

A scene in Lady Jersey's bedroom. Lady Jersey as an old hag lies in a magnificent bed. Lord Jersey, carrying the Prince of Wales on his back, supports himself by resting his hands on the foot of the bed. The Prince, very fat in his famous Light Horse uniform, wearing helmet, gloves, and spurred boots, and the Garter ribbon, holds Jersey's scraggy queue in the manner of a rein; he holds up two fingers, saying, "Buck! Buck! - how many Horns do I hold up?" Jersey, who is very thin, leers towards the Prince out of the corners of his eyes, saying, "E'en as many as you please!" The Princess's coronet, with its triple plume, is conspicuous on a circular close-stool (left) which is decorated with a large 'J' and earl's coronet.

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