Isaac Robert Cruikshank

British, b.1789, d.1856

Preparing The Witnesses - A View In Cotton Garden

  • Sir Joseph Kinsey bequest
  • Etching
  • 204 x 356mm
  • 74/25
  • 1820

This print depicts the witnesses in the trial of Queen Caroline of Brunswick (1768-1821), consort of King George IV, being prepared to give evidence of her immorality, thus facilitating a divorce from the King. The witnesses are Italian and are set to testify of her adulterous affairs while exiled in Italy.

Item 13824 in 'Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the department of prints and drawings in the British Museum', volume X, 1820-1827, by M. Dorothy George (British Museum, 1952)

Published in 'The Strand', August 1820.