Arms designed for the People of England. By Philo-Servitudinis. Scotch King at Arms.
Engraving with letterpress, fine, sheet 345 x 235mm (13½ x 9¼").
Satirical coat of arms with key below. An impression of this engraving in the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale, has manuscript annotations identifying the 'white Scotch Lawyer' as the Earl of Mansfield, the 'black English Duke' as the Duke of Grafton, the 'Scotch Earl' as John Stuart, Earl of Bute (Prime Minister 1762-3), the 'public Defaulter' as Henry Fox Holland (this print was probably published during his time as Paymaster, during which time he accumulated a great personal fortune), andthe 'insignificant, peace-making Duke' as John Russell, Duke of Bedford (Lord Privy Seal under Bute).
[Ref: 30782] £360.00