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- Object: This is the house that Jack built.
See No. 13292. The Temple of the Constitution is a dome supported on three columns: 'Commons', 'King', 'Lords', and surmounted by a figure of Liberty holding a cap of Liberty on a staff.
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Height: 249 millimetres
Width: 165 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M. Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', IX, 1949)
For similar temples imitating this one, see Nos. 13307, 13333. It derives from the old-fashioned emblematical print, cf. (e.g.) Nos. 4179 (1767), 5126 (1773), in which a figure of Liberty falls from the roof.
Reproduced, Hackwood, 'Life and Times of William Hone', 1912, p. 230.
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