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- Object: Without / Within
Satire on Lord Bute as First Lord of the Treasury (appointed May 1762) and his patronage of Scots in England. The print in two parts: on the left, a view of the outside of the Treasury with Bute at an upper window throwing money bags to another Scot who loads them into a cart; a guard sleeps in this sentry box and a gentleman, evidently Pitt, watches in despair; on the right, Bute presides at a council table promising to "provide for au my freends" while the Princess of Wales peers admiringly from behind a curtain beside him; at the table sit Lord Mansfield, Henry Fox and two unidentified Scotsmen expressing their support for Bute and, in Fox's case, for "a Peace", although a Scottish soldier draws his sword and determines to "retake Newfoundland"; Tobias Smollett leans on a chair asking for "Subject matter for my next Briton"; six Scots on the left ask for places and posts; on the wall behind hang two large pictures, one of a Scotsman kicking out Pitt, the other of Bute standing full-length.
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Height: 193 millimetres (trimmed?)
Width: 303 millimetres (trimmed?)
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- This print was advertised on "The Posts" (BM Satires 3944), 7 September 1762: "... J. Williams Bookseller next the Mitre Tavern Fleet Street, of whom may be had the Asses of G-t Bri-n, the Laird of the Boot - Without & Within & the fall of Mortimer"; and on "The Rum Letter ..." (BM Satires 3901), also by J. Williams.
Henry Fox remained in office after Bute's appointment as First Lord of the Treasury while Pitt had resigned in October 1761.
The Scottish soldier is possibly intended for Simon Fraser (1726-82) who commanded his regiment with success in North America and the Caribbean
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