15942

SATIRE ON THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND AND THE SAVOYARD GIRL.

John of Gant in Love, or Mars on his knees.

Published
(London)

Description
Broadside, oblong folio, engraved, printed one side as issued.

£400.00

SKU: 15942

Product Description

A Satire on the affair which Prince Augustus William,Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765) third son of George II, had with the Savoyard girl. In the illustration the Duke, very corpulent, is shown on his kness wooing the savoyard girl who is playing her hurdy-gurdy instrument. In the background is a pub sign with the royal coat of arms opposite another illustrated with a fat pig and named ñthe Great Fat Hog to be seen aliveî. The Duke was the commander of the British Army which triumphed at Culloden.