Farmer George & his wife / [anchor symbol].

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William Holland
Farmer George & his wife / [anchor symbol].
etching, hand colored
oval image: 104 x 80 mm; plate mark: 125 x 81 mm; sheet: 147 x 99 mm
Peel 2531
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

Publisher from British Museum online catalog.
Title etched below image, followed by date of "1786.".
Print signed using Frederick Marryat's device: an anchor tilted diagonally.
Probably published by William Holland: the lettering is in his hand and the print is listed in his 1788 Catalogue at a shilling.


Design in an oval with the bust portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte in profile looking to the right, his taller figure concealing her right shoulder and the back of her shady hat which has a transparent brim. Both are plainly dressed as in prints depicting them as a farmer and his wife, see British Museum satire no. 6918. A reverse of the original (British Museum satire no. 6968). A small anchor is etched in the lower left corner outside the oval design. Cf. British Museum online catalog.