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John Bull, with leeches on his chest, sits on a commode full of gold coin; he is attended by Lords Stanhope and Perceval dressed as doctors; Napoleon holds the commode. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank, 1811.

  • Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
Date
1 August 1811
Reference
38404i
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Credit: John Bull, with leeches on his chest, sits on a commode full of gold coin; he is attended by Lords Stanhope and Perceval dressed as doctors; Napoleon holds the commode. Coloured etching by G. Cruikshank, 1811. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Description

In the background Britannia indicates that "credit" is dead under a pile of banknotes. On the left two men are boiled alive in a larg pot; the flames are fanned by two devils. In the right foreground, a large jar of leeches, a pill-box and a phial

Publication/Creation

[London] (5 Newgate Street) : M. Jones, 1 August 1811.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 17.3 x 38.5 cm

Lettering

The blessings of paper money, or king a bad subject. G. Cruikshank fect.

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1949, vol. 9, no. 11732

Lettering note

Extensive lettering within the print

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38404i

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  • English

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