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Sir Francis Burdett conjuring up a ghost, expecting it to be that of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, but the ghost of William Pitt the younger appears. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank, 1813.

Satirist, active 1812-1813.
Date
1 October 1813

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view Sir Francis Burdett conjuring up a ghost, expecting it to be that of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, but the ghost of William Pitt the younger appears. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank, 1813.
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Credit: Sir Francis Burdett conjuring up a ghost, expecting it to be that of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, but the ghost of William Pitt the younger appears. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank, 1813. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Description

M.D. George in the British Museum catalogue implies that the event depicted really happened

Lettering

The witch of Endor and the unexpected ghost. Satirist invt ; G. Cruikshank fect

Publication/Creation

[London] : Satirist, 1 October 1813.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 17.3 x 33.5 cm

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1949, vol. 9, no. 12084

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38481i

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  • English


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