An Odd Sight Sometime Hence.Price 6
Etching, very fine with small margins, platemark 195 x 300mm (7¾ x 11¾).
A crowd of spectators regard a gibbet marked 'The Tripple Alliance' from which are suspended three corpses. The British Museum catalogue of satires suggests that 'A' represents Lord Anson, 'B' Admiral Byng, and 'C' the Duke of Newcastle. At the foot of the gibbet is a fox whose speech bubble reads 'I have got my ends', representing Henry Fox, who is said to have caused the downfall of the three persons gibbeted. The British Museum's impression of the print has manuscript annotations identifying 'A' as Henry Fox, but their catalogue of satires considers this as incorrect. 'Generally, the "Triple Alliance" must refer to the defeat of Newcastle's attempts to form a composite Ministry.'
BM Satires 3345
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