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William Pitt the younger as an alchemist using a crown-shaped bellows to blow the flames of a furnace and heat a glass vessel in which the House of Commons is distilled; representing the dissolution of parliament by Pitt. Coloured etching by J. Gillray, 1796.

Gillray, James, 1756-1815.
Date
21 May 1796

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Lettering

The dissolution, or the alchymist producing an aetherial representation. Js. Gy. des et fect.

Publication/Creation

[London] (New Bond Street) : H. Humphrey, 21 May 1796.

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 36 x 26 cm

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VII, London 1942, no. 8805

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12184i

Type/Technique

Language

  • English


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