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Sir Jeffrey Dunstan, mayor of Garrett, presents an address from the Corporation of Garrett to William Pitt the younger, who wears a crown and sits on a commode. Coloured etching by F.G. Byron, 1788.

Byron, Frederick George, 1764-1792.
Date
[30 September 1788]

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view Sir Jeffrey Dunstan, mayor of Garrett, presents an address from the Corporation of Garrett to William Pitt the younger, who wears a crown and sits on a commode. Coloured etching by F.G. Byron, 1788.

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Credit: Sir Jeffrey Dunstan, mayor of Garrett, presents an address from the Corporation of Garrett to William Pitt the younger, who wears a crown and sits on a commode. Coloured etching by F.G. Byron, 1788. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Description

Dunstan is portrayed as a knock-kneed dwarf. He was an eccentric dealer in wigs who occupied the popular, unofficial office of "mayor of Garrett", i.e. of Garrett Common, near Tooting. His knighthood was also unofficial The B.M. catalogue interprets the scene as a parody of a deputation to Pitt by the mayor and aldermen of the Corporation of the City of London

Publication/Creation

[London] ([50 Oxford Street]) : [William Holland], [30 September 1788]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 19 x 30 cm

Lettering

Sir Jeffery Dunstan presenting an address from the Corporation of Garratt.

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1938, vol. 6, no. 9923
P. Bordes, Dè la satire sociale à la charge contre Burke: la "Cour d' auberge à Calais" (1790) de F.G. Byron', La revue du Louvre et des musées de France, 1992, 4: 57-64

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38396i

Creator/production credits

Authorship is given by M.D. George in the B.M. catalogue as "Attributed to Rowlandson. ?W.H.", i.e. possibly by William Holland or Henry Wigstead. Bordes attributes the print on stylistic grounds to F.G. Byron

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  • English



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