[A set of 9 plates featuring elaborate rebuses or hieroglyphics from 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756, 1757, 1758, 1759, 1760, 1761, and 1762'.]
9 etchings. Platemark: 110 x 80mm (4¼ x 3¼") each. Chips to left edges of sheets.
A set of 9 plates featuring elaborate rebuses or hieroglyphics from 'A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756, 1757, 1758, 1759, 1760, 1761, and 1762', a volume of political and social caricatures covering a pivotal period in the history of Great Britain and the Americas. For the full volume (less two plates) see item ref: 38739. Plate 16; 'Oliver Crom(well)s S(peach) (toe) the (Ass) & (Fox) 1756, featuring the profile heads of Oliver Cromwell, as if in conversation with Mr. Fox and the Duke of Newcastle. Plate 19; 'Poor Robin's Prophecy', showing the meeting between Sir Robert Walpole and the Duke of Newcastle. Plate 33; '(Toe) the Authot of a late Lett(ear) 2 the Merch(ants) of London.' Plate 32; 'Britons Strike Home', two lines of music with the words, 'Britons strike home Revenge Revenge, Your Country's Wrongs', between which a hand holds an axe, threatening a large salmon with the head of the Duke of Newcastle. Plate 47; '(King) of Prussias S(peach) (toe) (Britannia) 1756.' Plate 49; 'Killgrew (toe) Mr. (Pitt)', ironically referencing the appointment of Mr. Pitt as secretary of state. Plate 91; 'The Sussex (Serpent)s a (Letter) to his Friend (Knight) Upon his (Grate) Conduct in Ger(man) (Eye), anno Dom.i 1759', referencing the alleged misconduct of Lord George Sackville at the Battle of Minden, 1759. Plate 92; Gen(ear) (awl) (pump) a (door)'s prayer for a Spe(die) Court Part (eye) (awl). Plate 93; A reply to plates 91 and 92, '(Knight) Answer to the Sussex (Serent).
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