Having vanquished a handful of half naked Jacobeans and captured
a ragged banner of 'Libertas' , a stricken Pitt is attended by
Dundas, in a kilt, who offers him a farewell drink instead of assistance
and by Burke who ponders the prospect of a pension of '£ 3700 pr.
An.' (BM. commentary 8704).
Beneath the title is the caption: "We have overcome all opposition!
I'm satisfied," said the dying hero, and expired
in the moment of victory. To Benjn. West Esqr. President of the
Royal Academy, this attempt to emulate the beauties of his uneaqual'd
picture, of the death of Genl. Wolfe," is most respectfully
submitted by the author.
This is a masterly lampoon of the treason & sedition bills
then before parliament in the style that made Gillray famous
and every bit as collectable today as he was in his own era.
Hand coloured etching.
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13 X 171/8" (33 X 43.4 cm.)
Ref.LRA 1416/RRD/goo SGL
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