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.
- [30 September 1788]
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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
Sir Jeffery Dunstan presenting an address from the Corporation of Garratt.
[London] ([50 Oxford Street]) : [William Holland], [30 September 1788]
1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 19 x 30 cm
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
Wellcome Library no. 38396i
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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