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- Object: An Antidote by Carr, for C-l-d-n Impurities / Experantia Docet
Satire on Scots hoping to profit from the influence of Lord Bute who is shown dressed as a Scot sitting on a pedestal holding aloft a boot from which he shakes coins; the steps of the pedestal are lettered, "Deceit/Flatery/Humility". In the foreground the ghost of Robert Carr, favourite of James I and a convicted murderer who was pardoned , rises from his grave holding an axe and gallows as a warning to ambitious Scots. A demon whispers in Bute's ear saying "Theres none above a C[ar]r", and two men, evidently intended as Pitt and Newcastle, lament the situation; Bute appeals fir support to St Andrew. On the left, three men in kilts, one holding "Rocks Cure f[or] the Itch", approach Bute: the foremost, Henry Fox, is eager to change his allegiance and support Bute; the other two Scots declare their pleasure at Bute's rise to power and the "golden rain" that he showers on them. In the foreground Britannia, shield and spear broken, is suckled of her blood by a large Scots baby. Etched verses beneath warn Bute in the words of Carr that "M[e]n of sense will never suit/To trust their Money in a Boot".
- Production date
- 1762 (circa)
Height: 142 millimetres (image)
Height: 186 millimetres (trimmed?)
Width: 238 millimetres (image)
Width: 248 millimetres (trimmed?)
- Curator's comments
- The print is clearly the work of an amateur.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
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