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A figure composed of barrels batters the drooping head of a thistle; representing the forced resignation of Lord Melville following implications of malversation and the vote on Whitbread's motion. Aquatint by J. Sayer, 1805.

  • Sayers, James, 1748-1823.
Date
26 June 1805
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25936i
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Drinkers depicted in the scene include Charles James Fox with a large tankard of beer

Publication/Creation

[London] (St James's) : H. Humphrey, 26 June 1805.

Physical description

1 print : aquatint ; image and text 35.6 x 25.1 cm

Lettering

The brewer and the thistle. sansterre forsook his malt and grains to mash and batter nobles brains by lev'lling rancour led our brewer quits Brown Stout and Washey his malt his mash tub and his quashee to mash a thistle's head. me quisque impune lacessit. J S fect. ...

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Published description in: British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VIII, p. 356, no. 10416

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Wellcome Library no. 25936i

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  • Latin


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