'Blue & Buff Charity' or 'The Patriarch of the Greek Clergy applying for Relief', 1793.

Gillray, James

'Blue & Buff Charity' or 'The Patriarch of the Greek Clergy applying for Relief', 1793.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Description

Coloured etching by James Gillray. This political caricature satirises the subscription raised by Charles James Fox after his coalition defeat over the India Bill, regarding the governing of India by the East India Company. The crowd are all depicted holding daggers and begging for alms in the Crown and Anchor Inn on 5 June 1793. The people illustrated include Charles Mahon 3rd Lord Stanhope, Joseph Priestley and Hall the apothecary. Hall was secretary to the Whig Club and the Charity Committee and his pocket holds a syringe and a medicine bottle labelled W Pitt. Dimensions: 422 mm x 349 mm.

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