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- Object: The city apprentice at St. James's
A man stands in a panelled room or corridor wearing a toupet wig, a court suit with an elaborately embroidered and fringed waistcoat. He is taking a pinch of snuff from a box in his right. hand. Behind (l.) stands a beefeater holding a halberd. In the distance (r.) two men talking together are watching 'the City Apprentice'; one points at him, the other appears to be Lord North wearing his Garter ribbon. 1 February 1772
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Height: 163 millimetres
Width: 107 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
From 'Every Man's Magazine', i. 310.
Probably intended to represent Thomas Harley, third son of the third Earl of Oxford, who was the leader of the Court party in the City. See BMSat 4069, 4190, 4202, 4213, 4235, 4269, 4852, 4953, 4966. No explanation accompanies the plate.
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