The Proclamation of Proclamations,or the most glorious and memorable Peace that ever was proclaimed in this or any other Metropolis thoughout the World.
Sold by E. Sumpter, at the Bible and Crown near Shoe-Lane, Fleet Street, Price 6 Pence, Where may be had, The British Antidote, in 2 Volumes, Price 5 Shillings [n.d., 1763].
Etching, sheet 235 x 320mm. 9¼ x 12½". Trimmed to plate.
A satire on the Peace of Paris. The Treaty of Paris was signed on February 10, 1763, by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement. Together with the Treaty of Hubertusburg, it ended the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War. Prime Minister John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713 – 1792) is depicted to the left leading the rejoicing. To the right George Whitefield (1714 - 1770) preaches for peace. Lettered with captions in the image and twelve lines of verse below title: 'See here Fellow-Subjects, (so fine and so pretty!) ... Let's hope yet his Lordship won't die in his Bed'.
BM: Satires 4007.
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