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- Object: General Pompadour or the Minden hero, 1759.
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
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Height: 89 millimetres
Width: 119 millimetres
- 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.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Battle of Minden 1759 (1 August)
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- Acquisition notes
- The run of illustrated books with asterisks from 1847,1009.1+ to 24+ was a separate group of acquisitions purchased from J H Rodd, that were originally allotted the same numbers as the run of prints (1847,1009.1 to 245) that were purchased from W & G Smith. The asterisks were added in the 2010s to distinguish the two series.
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