The Operation.The Blood & Vitals from her Wounds he drew, And Fed the Hounds that help'd him to pursue. Dryden.
Engraving, sheet 200 x 120mm (8 x 4¾"). Trimmed.
Britannia sinks to the ground, with blood gushing from wounds in her chest and collected into a bowl. A minister stands over her with a dagger poised to strike again. Satire on British politics published in the 'Oxford Magazine', altering a plate first issued in 1768 to reflect more recent events. On the right in the background, a generic lawyer (originally Lord Mansfield) hands a bowl to the earl of Bute (originally Pitt the Elder). In the foreground, sitting on the steps and drinking greedily, is Lord Talbot.
BM Satires 5127
[Ref: 39528] £85.00