- Museum number
- Object: Sawney turn'd Barber.
A broadside satirising Lord Bute and his supposed power after the Peace of Paris; with an etching showing the figure of Britannia being shaved by Bute; on the right, John Wilkes sitting on a chair and holding a stick with a liberty cap (based on Hogarth's print of 16 May 1763, Paulson 214); on the left three gentlemen look on in consternation. Letterpress title and verses in two columns alluding to Bute, the king, and to Princess Augusta alleged relationship with Bute; one vertical segment of type ornament.(n.p.: )
- Production date
- 1763 (May, or later)
Height: 95 millimetres (etching, cut within the plate mark)
Height: 257 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 146 millimetres (etching, cut within the plate mark)
Width: 173 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- Hogarth's print of Wilkes appeared five weeks after Bute's resignation, but the content of this print indicates that he was still assumed to have secret influence on government.
Stephens suggests that the bewigged gentleman seated on the left is Lord Chief Justice Pratt who had released Wilkes after his arrest in April 1763 for alleged seditious libel in the North Briton, No.45.
The sheet is trimmed at the top and partly at the top of the two sides.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Peace of Paris 1763
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