The Regent approaching Lady Hertford who is giving birth to fully dressed little men, Perceval (dressed as a nurse) …

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The Regent approaching Lady Hertford who is giving birth to fully dressed little men, Perceval (dressed as a nurse) helps them stand up; representing additions to the ministry after the removal of the Regency restrictions. Coloured etching by C Williams, 1812. The Prince Regent bearing a steaming bowl to Lady Hertford says: "Come my good Lady take another sup and you will be able to bring forth some more", she replies: "Well I'll try! but I hope they won't have such thick heads as the last". Perceval is saying to the little men: "Now my little gentlemen stand up, and do as I bid you, here we go up up up", perhaps refering to Lady Hertford's recommendation of leniency to the Regent regarding government. Created 30 March 1812. Nurses. Childbirth. Multiple birth. House furnishings – Great Britain (- 19th century). Great Britain. George IV, King of Great Britain (1762–1830). Spencer Perceval (1762–1812). Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh (1769–1822). Henry Addington, Viscount Sidmouth (1757–1844). Francis Charles Seymour-Conway Hertford, Marquess of (1777–1842). George Canning (1770–1827). Richard Wellesley Wellesley, Marquess (1760–1842). John McMahon (approximately 1754–1817). Isabella Anne Ingram-Seymour-Conway Hertford, Marchioness of (1760–1834). Contributors: Charles Williams (active 1797–1830). Work ID: afctw86e.

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