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Lord Cochrane and Captain de Beranger, collaborators in a fraudulent manipulation of the Stock Exchange, playing dice while in the stocks. Coloured etching by George Cruikshank, 1814.

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.
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[1 April 1814]
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Credit: Lord Cochrane and Captain de Beranger, collaborators in a fraudulent manipulation of the Stock Exchange, playing dice while in the stocks. Coloured etching by George Cruikshank, 1814. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Lord Cochrane is on the left, Beranger on the right, with huge black moustaches indicating Prussian nationality. In the background Napoleon has been tossed in the air by a bull with a man's face, representing John Bull

On 21 February 1814 Captain de Beranger, using a pseudonym, announced that Napoleon had been killed in battle. The value of stocks rose, and a consortium including Lord Cochrane sold at great profit. Cochrane swore an affidavit that he had been deceived by Beranger

Publication/Creation

[London] : [publisher not identified], [1 April 1814]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 17.8 x 34.5 cm

Lettering

Gambling in the stocks. G. Cruikshank fect.

Publications note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, London 1949, vol. 9, no. 12209

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 38455i

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