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Pandora Opening Her Box

1809
19th century
48.3 cm x 35 cm (19 in. x 13 3/4 in.)

James Gillray (London, 1757 - 1815, London) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Europe, English
Medium and Support: Etching and aquatint with hand-coloring
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Anonymous gift, 2010
            
               Accession Number:                2010.72             
            
Object Description: Illustrating a scandal that absorbed the public for months, Mary Anne Clarke is pictured before the bar of the House of Commons. She and her lover, the Duke of York, were accused of selling army commissions at bargain prices. The Duke resigned shortly after being acquitted; Clarke, however, was convicted of libel and imprisoned.

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