The Devil Paid His Due.
Pub.d by J.Wallis. No 16, Ludgate Street. March 6 1784.
Engraving. 250 x 350mm. Trimmed within plate, small loss of printed surface.
Charles James Fox tied to an elephant's tail, being whipped by Justice. In December 1783 the coalition government of Charles James Fox (1749-1806) and Lord North was removed from office by George III after a sustained campaign of public vilification. James sayer was the son of a merchant captain from Great Yarmouth Norfolk. He openly attacked Fox, many of his cartoons damaging Fox's career. Fox had supported American Independence.
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