The Madras Tyrant or the Director of Directors. Jos, or the Father of Murder. Rapine &c.V.3. 21.
Etching. 128 x 178mm (5 x 7"). Cut to platemark.
A man in military dress riding in profile to the right, on a horse with a long tail and a trimmed saddle cloth. His thin stiffened queue projects from his head. BM suggests "probably Lord Clive, there is a certain resemblance to his portraits; he was a larger holder of East India stock, and had considerable influence with the company." Representation of Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive of Plassey (1725-1774), the military leader and first British Governor of Bengal; sometimes known as Clive of India.
BM Satires: 5017.
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