National Bankruptcy or Iohn Bull takeing the benefit of the Insolvent Act.206.
Th. Tegg No.111 Cheapside. [n.d. c.1816.]
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Trimmed; paper toning.
A satire on the distressed state of the country due to a crisis in agriculture, stagnation in trade, home and foreign, with many bankruptcies. John Bull, a 'cit' with a gouty foot in a large shoe, stands in court facing the judge (perhaps intended for Lord Ellenborough), who sits in a high carved chair of Gothic design. Clerks sit in the foreground writing. On their table is a paper with the Royal Arms and the words 'London Gazette'.
BM Satires: 12779.
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