Sir Robert Walpole as Jack in 'Jack and the beanstalk'; representing his domination by the giants Spain and potentially France in the 'War of Jenkin's Ear'. Engraving by C Mosley, 1739.
- Mosley, Charles, approximately 1720-approximately 1770.
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1 print : engraving ; sheet 34 x 41.5 cm
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, Vol III, London, 1978, no. 2434
Wellcome Library no. 576199i
Four scenes: 1. A giant (Spain) falling into the 'sinking fund' as he is attacked ineffectively by a little Sir Robert Walpole with a pickaxe. 2. A giant cardinal (Cardinal Fleury, minister of King Louis XV) carrying Walpole into his castle with the bones of the 'chevalier' (the Old Pretender) at the door; in the background a monkey fights off bees and on the left is Versailles. 3: A double-headed giant (France and Spain combined) raises a club as Walpole observes behind. 4: A man on horseback knocks on a castle door, above which is a three-headed creature representing 'France.Spain.Sweden'