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- Object: The Triumvirate & the Maiden
Satire on Lord Bute and negotiations for peace with France. On the left, Pitt, Cumberland and Newcastle complain of Bute's lack of concern for British "Glory", that he he "dont deserve Wife nor Widow, but the Maiden yonder" (Cumberland points towards the guillotine that was used for execution in Scotland from 1565 to 1716), and that he "would sell his Country to get a Fortune"; on the right, Bute tells Princess Augusta that "I've a mind to put my Boot in their Arses" and she replies, "I should mind what you do with the Boot so as you preserve the Spur for me". 1762
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- 1762 (circa)
Height: 164 millimetres (image)
Height: 188 millimetres (trimmed?)
Width: 286 millimetres (image)
Width: 297 millimetres (trimmed?)
- Curator's comments
- The print was advertised in the Public Advertiser, 14 October 1762: This Day is Published, Price 6d each A Caricatura by A Lady, called the Triumvirate and the Maiden. A Character called the Scotch Peace Bawler, and a Ludicrasto in the Italian Groteque Manner call'd Tit for Tat, or Kiss my A-e is no Treason, etch'd in the O'Garthian Style [BM Satires 3978], by the Author of the Political History from the Year 1756 to 1762, and published by Mary Darly in Ryder's Court, Leicester Fields. Where may be had, Complete Sets of all the Political and Droll Prints that are within the State of Decency and true Humour. The unknown Lady must excuse the Alteration of the Labels, as the Publisher intends to please, not to offend. (transcribed by Tim Clayton).
Stephens's attribution to Townshend but is no longer accepted..
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