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Martha Ray; John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

after Unknown artists
line engraving, published 1769
4 1/4 in. x 6 7/8 in. (108 mm x 176 mm) plate size; 5 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. (133 mm x 207 mm) paper size
Given by Warburg Institute, 1958
NPG D16795

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Hazel Whitehead

07 August 2015, 16:54

This image is from the Town and Country Magazine 'Tete-a-tete' series where they exposed famous or notorious people every month who were having an affair. They always started with twinned portraits followed by a long scandalous article about the pair, which took the tone of humour rather than outrage. Martha Ray & John Montagu feature in Histories of the tete-a-tete, numbers 31 & 32, pp561-564 Town & Country Magazine for November 1769.

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