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- Object: The prince in clover.
A sequel to BMSat 7167, on the same plate. The Prince stands outside the gate of Carlton House as in BMSat 7167, but receives in a lordly manner two purses from two obsequiously bowing Treasury Secretaries (Rose and Steele). He is dressed as in BMSat 7167, but wears his coronet. Pitt, Sydney, and Dundas kneel in a grovelling manner behind the Prince, whose posteriors Pitt is about to kiss. Fox, North, Burke, and Sheridan stand behind, with gestures and expressions of pleased surprise. A tiny figure, the Duke of Richmond, is at work with a trowel on the replaced scaffolding (right), while Thurlow mounts a ladder carrying a hod. On the left a crowd of workmen wave their hats and tools in delight. In the foreground (left) sits a one-legged and one-armed sailor clasping a purse. 2 June 1787
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Height: 123 millimetres
Width: 182 millimetres
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- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VI, 1938)
A satire on the arrangement of May 1787 for the payment of the Prince's debts, and for an increase in his income, see BMSat 7165, &c. Cf. also BMSat 7873, &c.
Grego, 'Gillray', p. 90 (reproduction).
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