The Triple Post. See Fox & Goose and_to Boot May Tyburn always bear such Fruit.
Etching. 128 x 171mm. 5 x 6¾". Paper toning and foxing. Small nicks to the edges. Vertical fold.
Pocket-sized satire. Triple Post; known as the Tyburn Tree, where Britannia, as executioner, stands on the ladder in the act of hanging Lord Bute. She has already hanged a fox, Mr Henry Fox, and a goose, the Duke of Bedford. Weeping to the right is the Princess of Wales, the alleged mistress of Lord Bute. Tyburn was later abolished in 1783. Taken from a large engraing by Darly. See ref:17550 "The Highest Post".
See BM Satires: 3950.
[Ref: 17559] £90.00