16th - 19th century antique and decorative prints and maps
Valley of the Shadow of Death
A Pig in a Poke
Tiddy - Doll
A Great Stream
hand colored copper plate engraving, by James Gillray, first
published by Hannah Humphrey in 1797, this image issued by Henry
G. Bohn in 1847-1851 as part of The
Works of James Gillray from the Original Plates with the Addition of
Many Subjects Not Before Collected.
Here Gillray comments on the issue of paper money, to save the Bank of England from the consequences of William Pitt's finanicial measures. The Wigs, who opposed the paper money system with all their might, are here endavouring to persuade John Bull (England) to refuse the notes. Pitt , who has the gold safely locked up under the counter, is offering Bull paper bank notes while Sheridan on our left and Fox on our right try to him convince him to refuse the notes.
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