Satire on the financial crisis in 1720. A. landscape, in the right foregound a man is held by two others across a barrel so that he vomits papers related to share schemes; a cock, referring to France, stands within the barrel. Behind this group stands a group of men, one of whom offers an investment to a country man who refuses it; two others gaze up at a "share cat" sitting on the dead branch of a tree; they ignore their fellow drowning in a river. In the centre, two men and a boy pick up the vomited papers and pass them to a well-dressed man standing with another group on the left. He is approached by an elderly bearded Jew; another man in a dressing-gown and indoor cap holds a paper indicating that he wishes to be rid of his shares and beside him a woman tears papers and throws them into a fire, while in front another man uses further papers to wipe his backside, having pulled up the skirt of his coat. Above this group a man, propelled by a wind, flies through the air supported by … (See Merlin record for full description)
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