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Seven British politicians as statues on plinths inscribed with the names of ancient characters as well as their own names in abbreviation. Engraving, 1746.

Date
June 5th 1746
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32807i
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Left to right: Proteus (Lord Bolingbroke), Cicero (Earl of Orford, i.e. Sir Robert Walpole), Clodius (Earl Cholmondeley), Curio (Earl of Bath, i.e. William Pulteney), Aristophanes (holding baton as Commander-in-Chief , probably 1st Earl of Stair), Musaeus (William Pitt the Elder, Earl of Chatham), and Atticus (Henry Pelham). They are displayed on a terrace with trees and a church tower beyond

Publication/Creation

[London?] : [publisher not identified], June 5th 1746.

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 17 x 28.5 cm

Lettering

A collection of modern statues and caracters. ...

Notes

With: letterpress headed "Modern characters", explaining the characters, printed below the engraving

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 32807i

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