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A troupe of quack medicine vendors crying up their wares, representing Opposition politicians advertising their policies to the Prince Regent, but he, represented as a horse ridden by R.C. Wellesley, gallops away from them. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank after "Nathaniel NoParty", 1812.

NoParty, Nathaniel, active 1812.
Date
1 Feb[r]u[a]ry 1812

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view A troupe of quack medicine vendors crying up their wares, representing Opposition politicians advertising their policies to the Prince Regent, but he, represented as a horse ridden by R.C. Wellesley, gallops away from them. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank after "Nathaniel NoParty", 1812.
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Credit: A troupe of quack medicine vendors crying up their wares, representing Opposition politicians advertising their policies to the Prince Regent, but he, represented as a horse ridden by R.C. Wellesley, gallops away from them. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank after "Nathaniel NoParty", 1812. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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The Opposition politicians are represented as quacks beguiling the people with advocacy of reform and clamour against corruption in high places. Samuel Whitbread stands on a platform holding a placard inscribed "Infallible panacea-Reform"; in his coat pockets are medicine bottles, one of them labelled "Whitbreads intire". On the left Sheridan plays the part of the zany

Lettering

The mountebanks, or opposition show box. Nathaniel NoParty Esqr. invt ; G Cruikshank sculpt

Publication/Creation

[London] (5 Newgate Street) : M. Jones, 1 Feb[r]u[a]ry 1812.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with aquatint and watercolour ; image 18.5 x 48.2 cm

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1949, vol. 9, no. 11846

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38480i

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  • English


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