15518

SATIRE: SAVED BY PRINCE REGENT’S MISTRESS- HIS WIFE!

The Siege of St. Quintin.

Published
(London) by W.N. Jones

Description
Broadside, oblong folio, 20″ x 8 1/2″, hand coloured engraving by Williams, has been folded, printed one side.

£300.00

SKU: 15518

Product Description

Satire on the trial of Colonel Quintin (of the 10th Hussars- the Prince of Wales’ own regiment), who was court martialled for derelection of duty at the Battle of Toulouse in 1814 during the Peninsulr Campaign. Although found guilty on part of one of four charges, he was subjected only to a reprimand. It was alleged that Quintin’s wife had been responsible for saving her husband because she was supposedly one of the Prince Regent’s mistresses. The satire is primarily an attack on the Prince Regent. BM No. 12315