The Caledonian Voyage to Money-Land.
Engraving. 200 x 330mm. Trimmed to plate, corners snipped.
When George III ascended the throne in October 1760, Prime Minister William Pitt found himself out of favour and resigned in October 1761. He was replaced by the Scot Lord Bute, and the rush of his countrymen to benefit from his patronage is satirised here. They queue to board his ship, while the 'Pitt Frigate' is dismantled in the background.
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