The State Tinkers, 1780
The State Tinkers, James Gillray, 1780, Library of Congress. At first I thought that the Library of Congress had gotten the date wrong, but a close look at the publication date at the bottom shows that the "4" was written on later, over the date. Personalities representing the heads of Government are busily chipping away at "The National Kettle." King George foolishly proclaims the "Tinkers" as saviors, when in fact they make two holes for every one they claim to fix. Brandishing a…
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Recto 'Lieutenant Blockhead keeping the Morning Watch', sailors scrubbing down the decks; study for an illustration to 'The Life of a Midshipman' from an album of twelve drawings on eleven sheets by Marryat, an amateur, for a series of satirical prints by George Cruikshank for one of which there is also a sketch by Cruikshank himself. 1820 verso: rough sketches of heads. Graphite and watercolour © The Trustees of the British Museum
Attic Miscellany. Manning the Navy. (press gang) (caricature) - National Maritime Museum
Attic Miscellany. Manning the Navy. (press gang) (caricature) - National…