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William Pitt the younger leads a group of ministers out of the Treasury as the Opposition in the guise of the rabble are held back by a grenadier sentry holding a bayonet. Etching by J. Gillray.

  • Gillray, James, 1756-1815.
Date
[1830]
Reference
585509i
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Description

On Pitt the younger's resignation from parliament. Pitt's supporters following him are: Dundas (Secretary of state for war), Grenville (Foreign secretary), George Spencer (First Lord), and Earl of Loughborough (Chancellor). The opposition are led by Richard Sheridan (as a butcher with a cleaver) and Matthew Tierney (as a ragged cobbler wearing a bonnet rouge, reference to his support for the French revolution)

Publication/Creation

[London] : [Thomas McLean], [1830].

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image 14.9 x 22.1 cm

Lettering

Integrity retiring from office! - 'Men, inconscious virtue bold ... And the vile rage of Jacobins - despise'

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. viii, London 1947, no. 9710

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 585509i

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Languages

  • English


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