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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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12184i
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[London] (New Bond Street) : H. Humphrey, 21 May 1796.

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

Lettering

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

References note

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

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 12184i

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