Lord Holland with his two sons Charles and Stephen seated at a table. Each has the profile of a fox but wears a wig. Lord Holland (centre) in a high-back chair, looks towards Stephen (r.) holding up his hands with an expression of horror. Stephen is asleep, beside him on the table is a small phial or medicine-bottle. Charles (l.), very alert, picks his father's pocket, taking out a purse. On the ground at his side are emblems of gambling: a dice box, dice, and a book inscribed "Hoyle|". Beneath the table crouches a demon: he is looking at Charles, and holds in each claw a chain which is round Charles's leg, his tail is wound round Stephen's ankle. Over Charles's head is engraved "Hic Niger est." (With his black hair and eyebrows he was what was then called "a black man", cf. Walpole, 'Letters', viii. 359.) Lord Holland wears an old-fashioned tie-wig. Both the sons are fashionably dressed, and wear bag-wigs, that of Charles being a very high toupet in the French fashion. This appears to… (See Merlin record for full description)
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