Tit for tat, or, Kiss my a--e is no treason [graphic] / invt. et del. by G. O'Garth according to Act, or Order is not material.

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Physical Description:
1 print : etching on laid paper ; sheet 181 x 280 mm
Title from text etched above image.
"By the Marquis Townshend". See British Museum catalogue, no 3978.
Publication date from British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Andrew Edmunds; September 2011.
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A satire, with figures drawn virtually in outline, including the images on artist easels. Starting from the right, the Princess of Wales, mother of George III, leans on a table, her skirts around her hips exposing her derriè€re to the bare-breeched Earl of Bute who stoops toward her. To the left of him is the French minister the Duc of Nivernois who also bows obsequiously toward the Earl and Princess. In the middle of the image are the representatives of Holland and Spain. On the left Hogarth in a Scotch kilt stands before his easel painting a large jack-boot; behind him is another canvas with a portrait of Pitt that has been scratched out. All of the images have speech bubbles in which they discuss how to curry favor at court. The satirical comments are directed against Hogarth after he accepted the position of Serjeant Painter to the King.
Variant Titles:
Tit for tat
Kiss my a--e is no treason
Kiss my arse is no treason
Associated Names:
Townshend, George Townshend, Marquis, 1724-1807 [Artist]
Augusta, Princess of Wales, 1719-1772
Bute, John Stuart, Earl of, 1713-1792
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764
Nivernais, Louis Jules Barbon Mancini-Mazarini, duc de, 1716-1798
Pitt, William, Earl of Chatham, 1708-1778
Etchings -- England -- 1762
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1762
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