Secret influence directing the new P-l-t [graphic].

Published/Created:
[London]
Pubd. by W. Humphrey, No. 227 Strand, London
[18 May 1784]
Physical Description:
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.9 x 35.2 cm, on sheet 30 x 44 cm
Notes:
Title etched below image.
Printmaker and date of publication from Grego.
Letters "th," perhaps the remnants of a former publication line, are etched above Humphrey's name in imprint.
Alfred Bowditch Collection; December 1966; Acquisitions no. 966-12-4-147.
Mounted to 32 x 45 cm.
Abstract:
"The king, seated on a throne on a dais of two steps, says, "I trust we have got such a House of Commons as we Wanted". On his right is Thurlow (left) with the body of a bird of prey; he is saying "Damn the Commons, the Lords shall Rule". Behind the throne crouches Bute in Highland dress, saying to Thurlow, "Very Gude, Very Gude Damn the Commons". On the king's left is a head in profile to the left supported on an erect serpent's body; probably intended for Pitt (a poor portrait but resembling Pitt in British Museum Satires No. 6664). In the foreground (right) sits Britannia asleep, resting her elbow on her shield. A man wearing a ribbon, perhaps the Prince of Wales, rushes up from the right with outstretched arms, saying, "Thieves! Thieves! Zounds awake Madam or you'll have your Throat Cut"."--British Museum online catalogue.
Variant Titles:
Secret influence directing the new Parliament
Associated Names:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Printmaker]
Humphrey, William, approximately 1740-approximately 1810 [Publisher]
Topics:
Au
Britannia (Symbolic character) -- Caricatures and cartoons
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830
Pitt, William, 1759-1806
Thurlow, Edward Thurlow, Baron, 1731-1806
Language:
English
Genre:
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1784
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1784
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Call Number:
784.05.18.07+
Orbis Record:
7660896
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr05564
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
10727836
PID:
digcoll:947557