‘A Block for the Wigs’ by James Gillray – Hand Coloured Etching


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Cartoon shows a carousel on which sit government ministers Charles Fox, Lord North, Edmund Burke and Admiral Keppel. Beam in the centre of the carousel platform is a pillar topped by a bust of King George III, a wig and Union Jack suspended over the bust. In the background two robbers lower a large bundle from the window of a building. An inscription above the cartoon reads “Poor John Bull’s house plunder’d at noon day.”
Published by William Humphrey, hand-coloured etching, 5 May 1783

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Dimensions 57 × 2 × 49 cm

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