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John Wilkes and Earl of Bute
John Wilkes and Earl of Bute
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John Wilkes and Earl of Bute
"Daniel cast into the Den of Lions, or True Blue will never stain ..."; scene shows a pillar inscribed "Beer, Windows, Cyder, Excise", with thistles on the base and surmounted by a bust of the Earl of Bute.
1763
London Metropolitan Archives
Satirical Print Collection
anon.
Pridden, J. (1728-1807)
The bust is surrounded by worshippers including Hogarth and Dr Johnson. The King sits on his throne, with the British Lion blindfolded. The King's Messengers break into Wilkes' house and conduct Wilkes to the Tower.
engraving
paper
29cms
satire
p5437434