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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
"Kaw Jack have Canada or to the Tower ..."; John Wilkes seated, with staff and cap of liberty. The Earl of Bute, with devil's tail and wings, offers him an inscribed stick and a bribe of money.
1763
London Metropolitan Archives
Satirical Print Collection
anon.
Scots imps Temora and Fingal climb Bute's left shoulder; Lord Temple leans over Wilkes' chair saying "O Liberty O my Country". Allusion is to an alleged offer to bribe Wilkes with the governorship of Canada.
engraving
paper
29cms
satire/portrait
p5437316