Idol worship, or, The way to preferment [graphic].
Lewis Walpole Library > Idol worship, or, The way to preferment [graphic].
- Idol worship, or, The way to preferment [graphic].
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- Way to preferment
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"Satire on Robert Walpole showing him as a colossal figure at the entrance to St James's Palce bending forward with his naked backside exposed for an ambitious young man to kiss; another man holds a petition and bowls a hoop lettered, "Wealth", "Pride", "Vanity", "Folly", "Luxury", "Want", "Dependance", "Servility", "Venality", "Corruption" and "Prostitution", through Walpole's legs towards an arcade whose arches are labelled, "Saint [James's P]alace", "The Treasury", "The Exchequer" and "The Admiralty"."--British Museum online catalogue
Title from item.
Publication date from British Museum catalogue.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark resulting in minor loss of text.
Four lines of text below image: And Henry the King made unto himself a great idol ... Chronicle of the Kings, page 51.
Bowditch's ms. annotations at bottom of sheet.
Watermark: Strasburg lily with initials LVG below.
- 1 print : sheet 39 x 26 cm
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Caricatures and cartoons
Satires (Visual works) England 1740
Engravings England London 1740
Etchings England London 1740
Watermarks (Paper) L V G.
- etching & engraving ; and laid paper.
- Resource Type
- still image
- Subject (Name)
- Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745
Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745 > Caricatures and cartoons
England > 1740
England > London > 1740
L V G.
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