The King says: "I think I can now pretty well ascertain the ingredients of which this insect is composed - viz, - ambition, and self sufficiency, two parts - forgetfulness, one part - some light invasion froth on the surface and a prodigious quantity of fretful passion and conceited arrogance in the residue!!"
1 print : aquatint and etching, with watercolour ; platemark 34.7 x 24.5 cm
King George III analysing the residue from a large glass retort containing a small figure; representing the English view of Napoleon. Coloured aquatint by T. West, 1803.. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY