a stout and frowning old Spanish duenna, holding a fan and a rosary, sits heavily with one foot sticking out in front of her, while her pretty young charge leans over her shoulder, the scene most likely derived from a contemporary adaptation of a popular 18th century play. Three different examples in the British Museum, one hand-coloured, are inscribed with the title and imprint “Pub.d by G. Cruikshank. 117, Dorset St. City 1815”, two in pencil and one in ink. A reverse copy, with a printed title and the addition of a large curtain to the composition, was published as part of a set of four at around the same time.
pen lithograph, sheet 208 x 233 mm. (8 ¼ x 9 ¼ in.), faint diagonal crease, [BM Satires 12692; Cohn (1924) 1269],