Church Promotion, or how to scale a Pulpit!
February 25, 1809
O'Meara, viewed from the back, climbs a ladder which Mrs. Clarke) and the Duke of York hold against a pulpit. In his pocket is a paper: 'A Sermon for Royalty'. He grasps the cushioned top of the pulpit with both hands, as if to haul himself up. Neither Mrs. Clarke nor the Duke is caricatured, both are in profile. She wears no hat, but a long white veil hangs from her head. A reticule filled with coins hangs from her arm. It is inscribed 'Indispensible'. He wears uniform with cocked hat and sword. An empty gallery stretches across the background on a level with the high pulpit. Source: George.
British Museum #11224
36 cm x 25 cm
Mary Anne Clarke
Frederick Augustus, Duke of York and Albany and Bishop of Osnabruck
Church of England
Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections