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The botching taylor cutting his cloth to cover a button / John Simpson aqua forti.

The botching taylor cutting his cloth to cover a button / John Simpson aqua forti.

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Print shows George III sitting on a table with the Earl of Bute preparing to cut a piece of cloth labeled "Ireland Great Britain Hanover." Lord North is standing to the left holding a piece of cloth already cut labeled "North America"; the Earl of Sandwich, the Earl of Mansfield, and George Germain are standing behind North, and in the background, on the right, the Pope and Charles Edward the Pretender are standing in an embrace, and hanging on the wall behind them is a painting "Flight into Egypt" which shows the royal family with large retinue passing a sign "To Hanover."
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5573
Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints; a checklist of 1765-1790 graphics in the Library of Congress / Compiled by Donald H. Cresswell, with a foreword by Sinclair H. Hitchings. Washington : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.], 1975, no. 754.

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01/01/1779
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Old England17.99358, -77.46606
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