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  • Pat Sanftner

    Image gallery: Master Lavender qualifying himself for the Army, 1781 I suspect that the lady in question might be someone like the Duchess of Devonshire, an explicit if hidden sexual connotation

  • Kate W

    British Museum AN00148415 Object typesatirical print term detailsprint Museum number1935,0522.1.105 Title:Master Lavender qualifying himself for the Army Hand-coloured mezzotint Published by: Carington Bowles School/style:British Date: 1781

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