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.
- 21 May 1796
About this work
The dissolution, or the alchymist producing an aetherial representation. Js. Gy. des et fect.
[London] (New Bond Street) : H. Humphrey, 21 May 1796.
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; platemark 36 x 26 cm
British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VII, London 1942, no. 8805
Wellcome Library no. 12184i