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A fox ascends in a balloon, descends into a pit and walks off arm in arm with Lord North; representing Charles James Fox's coalition with Lord North under pressure from William Pitt the younger. Coloured etching, 1783.

Date
[29th. Decr. 1783]
Reference
36378i
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Description

The first scene is lettered "Political Montgolfier", the second "His fall into the Pitt", and the third "The Coalition candidates rejected". The Coalition of Fox and North lasted from March to December 1783, after which Pitt became Prime Minister

Publication/Creation

[London (227, Strand)] : [W. Humphrey], [29th. Decr. 1783]

Physical description

1 print : etching,with watercolour

Lettering

Ascending.

References note

Catalogue of political and personal satires in the British Museum, vol. 5, London 1935, no. 6287

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36378i

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