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General Pompadour or the Minden hero, 1759.

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1847,1009.18.20.+

  • Title (object)

    • General Pompadour or the Minden hero, 1759.
  • Description

    Satire on the controversy over Lord George Sackville's command of the cavalry at the battle of Minden, showing him on horseback saying, "Oh the naughty Guns how they make my Head Ach"; behind him is a box of "Eau de Luce" and a letter from Louis XV, "My Dear I dont fight Ys. L"; his horse complains that he would rather be a dray than carry "such a Coward". A soldier addresses Sackville, "I Wear a Feather of Honour yours is a Badge of Disgrace". "Pl. 96 to 'A political and satyrical history of the years 1758 and 1759'. 1759
    Etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1759
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 89 millimetres
    • Width: 119 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Numbered and lettered above image, with speech-text within
  • Curator's comments

    Sackville's alleged cowardice is associated with homosexuality as in BM Satires 3680.
    Eau de luce was a type of smelling salts.

  • Bibliography

    • BM Satires 3682 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (298.a.4)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Battle of Minden
      1759 (1 August)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1847

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1847,1009.18.20.+

Pl. 96 to 'A political and satyrical history of the years 1758 and 1759'; description to follow.  c.1759  Etching

Pl. 96 to 'A political and satyrical history of the years 1758 and 1759'; description to follow. c.1759 Etching

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