Hell in triumph or The devil has got his own / Peepo Mellico, scratchavit.
Print shows Sir Hugh Palliser, a naval admiral and accuser of Admiral Augustus Keppel following the inconclusive battle off the coast of Ushant in 1778, being pulled off a cliff by demons toward the open mouth of the Devil. During Keppel's trial he was compared to Admiral John Byng, shown blindfolded at center, who was executed on charges for losing Minorca in 1756. Also shown is Alexander Hood, an admiral in Palliser's fleet, holding a log-book; he testified in defense of Keppel. Fame flies overhead bearing two medallions, "A.K." for Augustus Keppel, and "S.R.H." possibly for Admiral Samuel Hood, brother of Alexander Hood.
Title from item.
Inscribed in ink: "1779" and the names identifying three figures, "Hood," "Byng," and "Paliser."
Not found in British Museum Catalogue (BMC).
Most images available on microfilm, "British Political and Social Cartoons, 1655-1832, not in the British Museum," produced by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1970 (Microfilm LOT 12022). Unpublished checklist provides captions for images on microfilm.
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).