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.
[London?] [publisher not identified] [1762?]
1 print : etching on laid paper ; sheet 181 x 280 mm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 4, no. 3978
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. For further information, consult library staff.
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 derrière 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.
Tit for tat Kiss my a--e is no treason Kiss my arse is no treason
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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