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- Object: [Nuts with thick rinds for grown children]
Eight puzzle-pictures arranged in two rows, in general of a punning character, e.g., 'Specimens of Poetry', 'A' lying across two walking-sticks (acrostics). The first, however, 'An Obstruction to Peace', is the collar and shoulders of a coat, the blue with red facings of the Windsor uniform, together with the title, indicating the King (or perhaps Pitt), with perhaps the implication that he lacks a head. 14 December 1797
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Height: 231 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 181 millimetres (cropped)
- Curator's comments
- The print was cut into four parts, and trimmed, before being pasted into a volume lettered "Caricatures VIII" on ff. 20, 21, 27 and 29.
George suggested that the initials "TS" on the impression in the Rothschild collection (see Inscription) were those of F. Sansom, but the style does not correspond with that of other prints signed in full by Sansom.
(Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', VII, 1942)
The failure of peace negotiations was due to 18 Fructidor, see BMSat 9031.
There is a companion print with the same title published 27 Nov. 1797, in which a T with two axes (taxes) is entitled 'What has increasd, is increasing nor likely to be diminished.'
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