John Bulls house in flames to whom is this owing...SaveJohny Bulls house Quench ye fire of Party.
Etching. 83 x 125mm. 3¼ x 5". Paper toning and foxing. Small nicks to the edges.
Pocket-sized satire. St James's Palace on fire. The friends of Lord Bute are running away; their political antagonists attempt to extinguish the fire, which has now engulfed the 'globe' sign on the building opposite; written on it should be "New Lost Land", symbolising the recent capture of Newfoundland by the French. The Earl of Bute, wearing his night shirt and kilt, escapes running away from the burning palace, wielding a huge pair of bellows with which he had been encouraging the fire; on the bellows is painted a large Thistle.
See BM Satires: 3890.
[Ref: 17557] £45.00