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The Champion of the People.

11 Mar 1784

RCIN 810042

Rowlandson or his publisher William Humphrey may have received payment to produce this piece of pro-Fox propaganda. Fox is shown as Hercules defeating the Hydra in order to protect England, Ireland and the East Indies against George III’s attempts to manipulate Parliament. ‘Scotch Politik’ is a reference to William Pitt’s ally Henry Dundas, a prominent Scottish politician. Probably acquired during the reign of Queen Victoria Cat. 7
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    BM Satires : Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum ... 11 v. in 12.
    BM Satires 6444

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