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For the Benefit of the Champion.

20 May 1784

RCIN 810094

Admiral Samuel Hood and Charles James Fox were elected to the two Westminster seats on 17 May 1784. This print caricatures the role of women in Fox’s victory. Fox and his ally Lord North are shown in drag, giving a benefit performance by the tombstone of the unsuccessful candidate, Sir Cecil Wray. The Duchess of Devonshire wears fox tails, which had been worn by Fox’s supporters during the campaign. Probably acquired during the reign of Queen Victoria Cat. 12
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    BM Satires 6591 (BM Satires : Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum ... 11 v. in 12.)

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