The Triple Compact or Brittannias ruin.
Etching. 89 x 126mm. 3½ x 5". Paper toning and foxing. Small nicks to the edges.
Pocket-sized satire. Britannia seated on a rock amongst thistles, her shield thrown down and her spear broken, she weeps for the loss of William Pitt. The Duc de Nivernois, French Ambassador Extraordinary, while in London concluding the Peace Paris stands with one hand on the should of Lord Bute, and the other on the shoulder of the Spanish envoy. The latter is attempting to retrieve what he has lost, referring to the capture of Havanna. A Dutchman in the corner calls over to Britannia declaring that she is not safe.
See BM Satires: 3889.
[Ref: 17564] £65.00