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- Object: A Raree Show
Satire against Charles II: the king with a Janus head, carrying a raree show box, followed by three men behind him who carry a key, a scroll and the sceptre, passing across a tower bridge,labelled 'West-Ward Hoy'; on the other side he is shown again falling into a marsh on all fours, assiled by figures who represent Parliament, where figures fall out of his box of political tricks with the Pope's head at one end; in the centre background a group of men labelled 'Dom. Com', and at the right a building labelled 'Lous-Hall' (near Oxford). 1681
Photograph of the impression in the Bodleian Library (DON.c.13 (1))
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Height: 75 millimetres
Width: 160 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This photograph is from the original in the Bodleian Library. There is no impression of it in the BM.
This print formed the basis of a trial for sedition, and College was executed. It accompanied satirical ballad (see, G. de F. Lord and others, eds., 'Poems on affairs of state: Augustan satirical verse, 1660-1714', 7 vols. (1963-75), vol.2, p.427)
For a discussion of the print, and others related, see D. George, 'English Political Caricature to 1792: a study of opinion and propaganda, 1959, pp. 56-57.
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