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.

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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!!"

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1 print : aquatint and etching, with watercolour ; platemark 34.7 x 24.5 cm

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A British chymist analizing a Corsican earth worm!!

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  • [London] (Cockspur Street, Pall Mall)

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  • W. Holland

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  • July 1803

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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

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