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- Object: The bubblers medley, or a sketch of the times being Europes memorial for the year 1720.
Trompe l'oeil composition on the theme of financial 'bubbles', representing an overlapping collection of satirical prints, a playing card of the king of hearts and an edition of the London Gazette dated the week of August 16th, 1720 with a proclamation from Whitehall against various "Bubble" Companies, lying on a print of a ship and another of a naked boy blowing bubbles at bottom right. The satirical prints are as follows, from top left: "The Dutch Bubblers" with a street scene in the Netherlands in which a man is selling shares and verses beneath illustrated with a frog hoping to emulate an ox, and a strong box with mice eating papers; a view of the Mint Coffee House in Southwark in which speculators bemoan their losses; a view of near riot in rue Quinquempoix, Paris, as people attempt to save their investments (after BM Satire 1655), with lamps strung from ropes or wires across the street; "Bubble Poem" a street scene in with speculators buying stock; title page to "Stock Jobbing Cards or the Humours of Change Alley" with a London street scene. 1720
Hand-coloured etching with engraving
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Height: 342 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 251 millimetres (cropped)
- Curator's comments
- The print was later re-issued by Carington Bowles.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: South Sea Bubble 1720
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