James Gillray

The Injured Countess

c. 1786-1788
A horrific depiction of Lady Strathmore dominates this image, probably published during the trial between the Countess and her second husband, Andrew Robinson Stoney Bowes. The print is filled with references to her well-known love of cats, her hatred for her eldest son, and an alleged affair with her footman.
Title
The Injured Countess
Date
c. 1786-1788
Medium
Print
Materials
etching and soft-ground etching with watercolour on laid paper
Dimensions
28.5 x 40.7 cm; plate: 27.3 x 39.5 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 1994
Accession number
37624