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A bald-headed Charles James Fox in a wig shop (a dog is attacking his shoe) being shown a wig by the perruquier; to the right Edmund Burke is eavesdropping behind a door. Etching by Wetherell, 1793.

Wetherell, acgtive approximately 1793.
Date
1 August 1793

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view A bald-headed Charles James Fox in a wig shop (a dog is attacking his shoe) being shown a wig by the perruquier; to the right Edmund Burke is eavesdropping behind a door. Etching by Wetherell, 1793.

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Credit: A bald-headed Charles James Fox in a wig shop (a dog is attacking his shoe) being shown a wig by the perruquier; to the right Edmund Burke is eavesdropping behind a door. Etching by Wetherell, 1793. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Description

Fox as a dishevelled Whig depraved by the ideas of Tom Paine is contrasted with the neatly wigged Tory Edmund Burke

Publication/Creation

[London] (No. 3. Picadilly) : S. Fores, 1 August 1793.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; image 14.9 x 18 cm

Lettering

The patent wigg. ; no fit you zir, perhaps you got de Paine in you head, make you tink so, dis vigg vill fit any loyal subject give but an eye to it zir as I hold it- ; Wetherell

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VII, London 1942, no. 8338

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 31544i

Language

  • English


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