[George Onslow as a cock-fighter]Game
Etching with very large margins, platemark 140 x 90mm (5½ x 3½"). 'Col. Onslow' in ms. lower margin.
Caricature of politician George Onslow (1731-92). Onslow had earned the nickname 'little cocking George' owing to his fondness for cock fighting allied to his capacity as a 'burlesque orator' (Walpole). A firm supporter of North's ministry, he made a notable speech shortly before this print was published, denouncing Opposition leaders as responsible for the loss of America.
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