The Q.A. loaded with the spoils of India and Britain [graphic].
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- The Q.A. loaded with the spoils of India and Britain [graphic].
- Alternative Title
- Queen's ass loaded with the spoils of India and Britain
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
- Published / Created
- Copyright Date
- [ca. December 1788]
- Publication Place
"Pitt rides (right to left) a zebra; he sits on the animal's hind quarters, flourishing a whip; before him are two panniers filled with jewels, one inscribed 'Rights and Wrongs'. From the zebra's neck hangs a large jewel inscribed 'Bulse'. He says, "I have thrown off the Mask. I can blind the people no longer and must now carry every thing by my bought Majority." The zebra (the Queen) is led by Dundas (left) [Identified by Miss Banks as Thurlow: the resemblance to either is inconclusive, though pointing to Thurlow, but the inscription indicates Dundas.] and urged on by Richmond (right), who prods it with a goad. It says, "What are Childrens rights to Ambition - I will rule in spite of them if I can conceal things at Q." [Kew.] In front of Dundas (left) is a signpost: "To Tower Hill by B------m [Buckingham] house". Dundas turns his head to shout at Pitt: "So many Scotchmen have left their heads behind in this d------d tower for treason I begin to tremble as much as thief in the rear for my own." Richmond, noted for his unfailing support of Pitt, says, "Skulking in the rear out of sight suits best my character." Behind him (right) is a cannon."--British Museum online catalogue.
Grego suggests a publication date of March 6, 1788.
Printmaker and date fom British Museum catalogue.
Title etched below image.
- 1 print : etching on laid paper ; plate mark 25.2 x 34.5 cm, on sheet 26.5 x 35.7 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Rowlandson v. 3
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1788.
- Subject (Name)
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Charlotte,--Queen, consort of George III, King of Great Britain,--1744-1818.
Dundas, Henry,--1742-1811--Caricatures and cartoons.
Pitt, William,--1759-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
Richmond and Lennox, Charles Lennox,--Duke of,--1735-1806--Caricatures and cartoons.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 7384
Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. 1, page 226
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