1 print : etching on laid paper ; plate mark 8.3 x 12 cm, on sheet 12 x 19 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 4, no. 3854
Title etched below image; expanded title from British Museum catalogue. Numbered '20' in upper right corner. Plate from: The British antidote to Caledonian poison ... for the year 1762. 5th ed. [London] : Sold at Mr. Sumpter's bookseller, . Alfred Bowditch Collection; December 1966; Acquisitions no.: 966-12-2-223. Mounted to 33 x 43 cm.
Reduced copy, from "The mountebank" (British Museum catalogue no. 3854), with out the inscriptions on the papers. The charletan's speech ends with : .. See here my lads heres the Golden Lozenges which will cure ye all make ye hauld up yr. heads and turn out mucle southern loons. A crowd mostly wearing Scotch plaid assemble on a mountebank's stage, bowing to him. Behind a line of curtains suggest a bed and a box of treasure on the floor. Lord Bute is the charlatan and stands holding money bags in each hand. A middle aged woman in a Welsh hat (the Princess of Wales) looks from between the curtains and listens with pleasure to the charlatan. The zany of the quack is a gaunt man in a Scotch plaid dressing gown and a tall fool's cap and holding a copy of "The Briton" under his arm and a horn in his girdle.
Sumpter, Edward, fl. 1763-1787 [Publisher]
Augusta, Princess of Wales, 1719-1772 Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792 Crowds Ethnic stereotypes Hats National emblems -- Scottish National emblems -- Welsh Quacks Smollett, T. 1721-1771 Swindlers
Book illustrations Etchings -- England -- London -- 1762 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1762
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