THE ROYAL EXHIBITION, OR A PEEP AT THE MARRIAGE HEADS:

[London]: Pub'd, as the Act Directs, by J. Carter, Oxford Street, May 29th, 1786. First edition. Hand-colored etching on laid paper, 10 x 14 3/4 inches. Miissing the blank top right corner up to the border line, with no loss of the image. Other small tears at the blank margins. A very good impression. Item #54375

The print, attributed to William Dent, shows a rear view of Maria Anne Fitzherbert and the Prince of Wales as bride and groom, they are connected by a ribbon on which is written "honi soit qui mal y pense"; two figures, also rear views, look on, "Courage alamode" from the left and "Marriage alamode" from the right. Three rear view portraits hang on the wall in the background, from left, "Justice Midas" with the ears of a donkey, "Nuptial Father" (the Pope), and as "High Priest" Edmund Burke. See, Library of Congress https://lccn.loc.gov/2003674096.

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