The pit of Acheron, or, The birth of the plagues of England [graphic]
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- The pit of Acheron, or, The birth of the plagues of England [graphic]
- Alternative Title
- Birth of the plagues of England
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [January 1784]
- Publication Place
- publisher not identified
In a cave with Westminster Bridge visible in the background at left, three witches stand around their cauldron, from which flames ascend, together with the heads of Fox, North, and Burke. The witches add other ingredients to the cauldron, including a paper marked rebellion, while one hag opens a sack from which emerge Thomas Erskine, and John Lee in the shape of a snake. An attack on the Coalition and the India Bill. Initials FN in lower right of image probably refer to Fox-North coalition
Title etched below image.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Printmaker and date from British Museum catalogue.
- 1 print : sheet 29 x 34 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- This object has been no.
- Lewis Walpole Library
- Call Number
- 784.01.00.02+ Impression 1
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1784
Political cartoons England 1784
Etchings England 1784
- etching with stipple, hand-colored ;
- Subject (Geographic)
- Great Britain
- Subject (Name)
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806.
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792.
Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
Erskine, Thomas Erskine, Baron, 1750-1823.
Lee, John, 1733-1793.
- Subject (Topic)
Politics and government
Fox, Charles James, 1749-1806
North, Frederick, Lord, 1732-1792
Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Erskine, Thomas Erskine, Baron, 1750-1823
Lee, John, 1733-1793
Great Britain > Politics and government > 1760-1789
England > 1784
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