Mrs Abington in the character of Miss Prue, from William Congreve's 'Love for Love', study for Bell's British Theatre

Mrs Abington in the character of Miss Prue, from William Congreve's 'Love for Love', study for Bell's British Theatre

"Une Cofretiere". Eine Flaschnerin. (Tinsmith's wife). By Martin Engelbrecht Augsburg, Germany, 1700-1756. Watercolor, engraved, etched, hand colored. Winterthur Museum

"Une Cofretiere". Eine Flaschnerin. (Tinsmith's wife). By Martin Engelbrecht Augsburg, Germany, 1700-1756. Watercolor, engraved, etched, hand colored. Winterthur Museum

A lesson westward, or, A morning visit to Betsy Cole, January 1782, Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

A lesson westward, or, A morning visit to Betsy Cole, January 1782, Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

In this caricature  she is literally ‘being pilloried’ for her devotion to gaming at Faro (Lady Buckingham on the left, Lady Archer on the right). Entitled ‘Exaltation of Faro’s Daughters’ it shows a card reading “Cure for Gambling. Published by Lord Kenyon in the Court of Kings Bench May 9th 1796″. The cartoonist is of course James Gillray and appears courtesy of the the National Portrait Gallery.

In this caricature she is literally ‘being pilloried’ for her devotion to gaming at Faro (Lady Buckingham on the left, Lady Archer on the right). Entitled ‘Exaltation of Faro’s Daughters’ it shows a card reading “Cure for Gambling. Published by Lord Kenyon in the Court of Kings Bench May 9th 1796″. The cartoonist is of course James Gillray and appears courtesy of the the National Portrait Gallery.

Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss-French artist, 1702-1789) Maria Josepha, archiduchesse d'Autriche (1751-1767) 1762. Sister of Marie Antoinette

Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss-French artist, 1702-1789) Maria Josepha, archiduchesse d'Autriche (1751-1767) 1762. Sister of Marie Antoinette

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