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A jack-boot stands on top of a truncated obelisk enclosed within a triangular gibbet from which hang a fox and a goose from garlands; representing the Treaty of Paris, 1763. Etching, 1763.

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[Feb 10 1763]

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On the signing of the Peace of Paris of 10 February 1763. It ended the Seven Years' War. The signatories were Great Britain, France and Spain. France surrendered Canada and parts of India to Great Britain. The jack-boot refers to the Earl of Bute who also appears in a medallion portrait on the obelisk. Gisbal was also apparently a nickname for Bute. The fox refers to Henry Fox who was then paymaster-general in Bute's cabinet; the goose represents the Duke of Bedford who concluded the peace

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[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [Feb 10 1763]

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 19.9 x 14.6 cm

Lettering

As you like it or English grattitude

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, Vol. IV, London 1978, no. 4003

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 581173i

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