Play at Crockford’s Club 1843. Count D’Orsay calling a main.

Crockford, Club, Dandy, England, Regency, costumes, fashion
Play at Crockford’s Club 1843 Count D’Orsay calling a main.

Play at Crockford’s Club 1843. Count D’Orsay calling a main.

From the book: The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow, being anecdotes of the camp, court, clubs and society, 1810-1860. By Captain Rees Howell Gronow (1794–1865). Published: London, John C. Nimmo, 1889. Artist Joseph Grego (1843-1908).

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