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A stage scene showing an interior where a masked man in a close-fitting striped dress stands before a table on which sits a volume of the House of Commons, beyond which is an open window showing tailors at work in a building opposite. Engraving, 1769.

Date
[Jan 26 1769]
Reference
583483i
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Description

Mungo was a black slave who featured in a new farce of the time called The padlock. Jeremiah Dyson was then M.P. for Weymouth and from 31 December 1768 to 12 March 1774 a Lord of the Treasury. Dyson was opposed to John Wilkes whom the Political register openly supported. This print, which was published for the Register, is a reference to Dyson's association with the black slave odd-jobber Mungo after whom he was nicknamed

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [Jan 26 1769]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 15 x 9.8 cm

Lettering

Mungo

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, Vol. IV, London 1978, no. 4267

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 583483i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


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