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Old Lady of Threadneedle Street
Old Lady of Threadneedle Street
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Old Lady of Threadneedle Street
"Political ravishment, or the Old Lady of Threadneedle-Street in danger!"; showing a thin old woman dressed in one-pound notes, throwing up her arms in terror as William Pitt embraces her with his right hand and takes guineas from her pocket with his left. The satire is a protest against the introduction of paper money.
1797
London Metropolitan Archives
Satirical Print Collection
Gillray, James (1756-1815)
Gillray, James (1756-1815)
Humphrey, Hannah
etching
paper
36cms
satire/caricature
p5384637
exact