The third Duke of Grafton divorcing his first wife on the grounds of her adultery compared with Julius Caesar …

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The third Duke of Grafton divorcing his first wife on the grounds of her adultery compared with Julius Caesar repudiating his wife. Etching. On 11 February 1769, Augustus Henry, third Duke of Grafton, divorced his wife, born Anne Liddell, daughter of Lord Ravensworth, on the grounds of her adultery with John Fitzpatrick, second Earl of Upper Ossory, whom she married on 26 February 1769 In the lower of the two scenes, the third Duke of Grafton stands in the centre and says to the Earl of Upper Ossory, left, "This is rather beyond suspicion my Lord.". He refers to the baby born to his wife by the Earl, which the Earl is about to hand over to a wetnurse on the left. Between the Duke and the Earl stands the Duchess. In the upper scene Julius Cæsar says "Cesars wife should not be even suspected.". Created 1769. Work ID: tf6ysbgj.

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