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- Object: A View of the Old England just arrived form a Guise round the Globe
Satire on Lord Bute and the proposed terms of the Peace of Paris, in the form of a transparency. A three-masted ship with politicians on the quarter deck to left, and the crew before the mainmast. The left-hand group, including William Pitt, is dominated by the Duke of Cumberland. When held to the light speech bubbles can be read: all those on board agree that Bute ("the Pilot") has advised George III ("the Captain") badly and that his role is due to the intervention of Princess Augusta ("Mrs Welch who keeps ye he Goat"). Figures also appear below decks: Bute and three of his supporters with the Duke of Nivernois who offers them a bag of "Louisdor"; they offer to do all they can to help the French.
- Production date
- 1762 (circa)
Height: 183 millimetres (image)
Width: 327 millimetres (image)
- Curator's comments
- Speech bubbles and the figures below decks would originally have been printed on a backing sheet, now lost, but can still be read where ink has offset on to the verso of the print.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Seven Years' War 1756-1763
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