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- Object: L[or]d Am[hers]t on duty
Lord Amherst in profile to the right in general's uniform rides a prancing horse, holding up a large sword, dripping with the blood of two geese, one of which lies dead beside him, the other staggers, with its neck slashed. Beneath the design is engraved:
"If I had Power,
Id kill 20 in an Hour."
Behind, red-coats on horses with drawn swords are indicated among clouds of smoke. Behind and on the left a large square house is on fire, flames coming from the windows. 12 June 1780
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Height: 240 millimetres
Width: 162 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires in the British Museum', V, 1935)
Lord Amherst was in command of the troops acting against the rioters. There were attempts to raise fears that the use of the military and the camps formed in London were part of a design by the Court to establish a military despotism, see BMSat 5687, &c. For the Gordon Riots see BMSat 5679, &c.
The number 10 on all three impressions suggests that it belongs to a series; it is similar in character to BMSat 5662, 5683, 5690.
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