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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.
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1 Feb[r]u[a]ry 1812

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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

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

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

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

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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. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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