15822

SATIRE ON A FARCICAL DUEL

Peter Sham Love’s Duel.

Published
London Pubd. by J.L.Marks

Description
Broadside, oblong 4to., hand coloured etching by J.Lewis Marks, has been folded, printed one side.

£200.00

SKU: 15822

Product Description

Charles Stanhope (Viscount Petersham), a noted rake, had been flirting with Lady Frances Wedderburn to the annoyance of her Husband Thomas Webster Wedderburn who then thrashed Petersham along St James with a riding whip. The result was a duel fought on the 21st April at Coombe Wood, Kingston, when both parties missed their targets. The satire for this farcical duel was the suggestion that Petersham had been able to get someone to take the bullets from Wedderburn’s pistol. There is a Byron connection to this event. B.M. No 14281