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- Object: The Scotch Ovation; or, Johnny Boot's Triumphal Entry into the City of Gutland. A Lick at the Bruisers.
A broadside satirising John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, who hired thugs to protect him from the mob when arriving for the state dinner in at the City of London Guildhall on 9 November 1761; an etching showing a street scene with an open carriage reminiscent of a triumphal car carrying Lord Bute and Earl Talbot, the former identified by his scottish bonnet and the latter by the saucepan on his head and a spit in his hand (as Lord High Steward he was imposing cuts to expenditure by the royal household); butchers and pugilists stripped to the waist (referred to below as "Bruisers") defend Bute from the threatening crowd; in the foreground an alderman, probably representing William Beckford, a supporter of Pitt, has been struck to the ground; with letterpress title and verses to the tune of 'Hearts of Oak' in four columns. (n.p.: )
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Height: 142 millimetres (etching)
Height: 229 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 318 millimetres (etching)
Width: 329 millimetres (printed area)
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- Stephens suggests that the "bruiser" in the foreground with a hammer and nail stuck in the band of his breeches is a pugilist known as the Nailer.
The print was reissued at by Edward Sumpter at the time of Bute's resignation in April 1763 (see advertisement printed on BM Satire 4043).
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