The Prince Regent, his head irradiated, opens a bag containing cats; a cat with the head of Lord Eldon leaps on to a rat with the head of Lord Grey. Aquatint, 1811.
- Scarpione, active 1811.
- March 1811
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The cats in the bag are Lord Liverpool and Spencer Perceval. The rats scurrying away on the left have the faces of Erskine, Moira, Derby and Whitbread, among others. Two other rats, one resembling Cobbett, are in a trap inscribed "Gibbs patent rat trap" and are guarded by a bull-dog. In the background is a gibbet with three nooses. A draped woman aloft in a cloud holds a wreath
[London] : Published for The satirist, March 1811.
1 print : aquatint, with etching ; image 22.2 x 31.4 cm
The cats let out of the bag or the rats in dismay. Scarpione fecit.
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1949, vol. 9, no. 11714
Wellcome Library no. 38420i
In the index to the British Museum catalogue, M.D. George suggests that Scarpione may be a pseudonym of Samuel de Wilde