The infant Hercules

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Thomas Rowlandson
1756-1827
The infant Hercules
[London] : Pubd Feby 3d 1784, by W Humphrey No 227 Strand, [1784
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.367
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[London] : Pubd. Feby. 3d. 1784, by W. Humphrey No. 227 Strand, [1784
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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Inscription: 
Library's copy has pencil inscription on verso identifying the printmaker as J. Gillray.
Notes: 

Printmaker from George.

Summary: 

Print shows William Pitt as a child sitting on the "Shield of Chatham," grasping by the neck two serpents, one with the head of Fox, the other with that of North. Fox's tail is inscribed, "Bill East India" and is entwined with North's tail labeled "American war."

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