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Etching. 95 x 127mm. 3¾ x 5". Paper toning and foxing. Small nicks to the edges.
Pocket-sized satire. An allegorical scene with grotesque figures approaching the gaping jaws of a monster; a medieval depiction of the Mouth of Hell. In front of this stands a wolf dressed in a sheep's clothing, shaped like a clergyman's canonicals, and bearing on its head a church. Along from that is a horned owl with spectacles, a satyrs leg and hoof and a wooden leg; a fox follows. Next appears the head of the Princess of Wales as a sphinx-like she-goat, ridden by the Earl of Bute as a he-goat wearing a jack-boot. Three centaur figures follow, with a large old man playing a drum behind them. Another old man advances eagerly brandishing a flame-like sword and his right claw outstretched.
See BM Satires: 4078.
[Ref: 17570] £65.00