James Gillray - 19th Century Etching, A New Way to Pay the National Debt
DescriptionJames Gillray - Original 19th Century Etching. Dated 1786 but later. Cartoon shows King George III and Queen Charlotte standing before the Treasury, moneybags under their arms, their pockets overflowing and bursting with coins (funds from the Treasury to cover Royal debts), William Pitt, his pockets full of coins, hands the king another moneybag taken from an overflowing wheelbarrow; the Prince of Wales, George IV, stands to the right looking destitute; a quadriplegic sits on the ground to the left with an overturned and empty hat between the stubs of his legs, which are fitted with prostheses. Unsigned. On wove. With repaired broken corner top right, marginal paper losses and some discolouration as shown.
42 x 52cm (16.5" x 20.5")Sheet: 47 x 63cm (18.5" x 24.8")
|Dimensions||42 x 52cm|
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