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Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

Filial Piety! 25 Nov 1788

Hand-coloured etching | 25.6 x 37.5 cm | RCIN 810287

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A hand-coloured print of a bedroom scene in which an ill George III is disturbed by his son, the Prince of Wales and his friends; George Hanger (later Equerry to the Prince) and Richard Brinsley Sheridan (a playwright). The Prince and his cronies are drunk and have disturbed a bishop in the act of giving the King Communion. A picture on the wall compares the Prince to the Prodigal Son of the Bible.