The Scotch Damien.Will I Revenge? Yes, at such a Rate / That even the Worlds last age shall hear it tremble. / Oh I will take the Villian in his Height; / Yes, in the Height of his Patriotic Pride, / And in the Foam of his warm Zeal for Liberty; and when his most secure, Il' fix this reeking [heart image].
Etching, sheet 285 x 200mm. Some soiling & chipping of edges.
Alexander Dunn, the second of two Scottish assassins who attempted to kill John Wilkes in 1763, in London in December. (The first was John Forbes, in Paris in August). Wilkes was regarded as an anti-Scot chauvanist.
[Ref: 1565] £180.00