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Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

A York address to the whale. Caught lately off Gravesend. 5 Apr 1809

RCIN 810766

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A hand-coloured print of the Duke of York on bended knees as he implores a whale, recently caught off Gravesend, to divert the British public's attention from his own court case. Inscribed in the plate: Pubd. April 5th 1809 by Ths Tegg No 111 Cheapside