A recent escape / [I. Cruikshank].

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Isaac Cruikshank
A recent escape / [I. Cruikshank].
London : Pubd Decr 21st, 1795, by SW Fores, No 50 Picca.dilly, 1795
Peel 1244
London : Pubd. Decr. 21st, 1795, by S.W. Fores, No. 50 Piccadilly, 1795.
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

Library's copy trimmed within plate mark.


A satire on Pitt's unpopularity, owing to dearth and military failure. Color engraving of Pitt and Fox facing each other, their heads in profile. Pitt's face, hair, and elegant riding-dress are spattered with mudd; he holds a hat and switch, and stands with bent knees, saying "These are the Blessed effects of Your Patriotism, & be D -- to you." Fox, neatly dressed and very fat, holding his hands to his chest, grins broadly, saying, "Why dost thou shake thy Dirty Locks at me? Thou canst not say I did it--Muddy Banquo!"

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