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The Secret Insult! or Bribery & Corruption rejected!! Public Deposited

The Secret Insult! or Bribery & Corruption rejected!!

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  • OLS CARI-ROB 655
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  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Publisher location
  • Nassau Street, Dublin
  • Ireland
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Date Created
  • issued 1820
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Abstract
  • [After British Museum No. 13730]“Queen Caroline, dignified and regal, stands with extended r. arm facing Lord Hutchinson (identified by Reid as Liverpool), a thin man in court dress who bows low, holding out a large purse inscribed £30,000. He looks up at her with a servile and apprehensive grimace, saying : Abandon your claim to the Throne, Change your Name & the Livery & retire to some distant part of the earth were you may never be seen or heard of any more ; & if 50000£ '' Ann"' will not satisfy you, what will? She answers: Nothing but a Crown! In her 1. hand is a paper: Lawful Claims. At her side (r.) stands Alderman Wood, noble and stalwart in Roman armour; he holds a sword, whose wavy blade (representing flame) is inscribed A Sword for the Guilty, and a shield: A Shield for the innocent. Behind Hutchinson and in back-view stands Brougham in barrister's wig and gown; he holds a broom, and says: / turn my back on such dirty work as this. The Devil, on the extreme 1., clutches his arm, saying: Well done Broom! you have done your business well Behind Wood is a ship at anchor, her poop inscribed The Wooden walls of Old England; she flies a Union flag inscribed Caroline.” (Source: George)
Collection title
  • Robinson Collection of Caricatures
Series title
  • Robinson Collection of Caricatures
Provenance
  • Presented to the Library of Trinity College Dublin in 1996 by Nicholas K. Robinson.
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  • ink
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  • paper (fiber product)
Culture
  • Irish
Digital Object Id
  • OLS-CARI-ROB_0655
Source
  • 0042897

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