Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of PICRYL.com. Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade
The north star

The north star

  • save_altThumbnail200x200
  • save_altSmall640x528
  • save_altOriginal640x528
description

Summary

Print shows Lord Bute seated on clouds from behind which project rays of the sun, he holds a cat-o'-nine-tails in one hand, a purse in the other, his feet rest on an open volume of "the Laws of England". To his left sits William Pitt who wears a crown of three feathers and holds a crutch topped with a coronet and from which hangs a beggar's pouch. On Bute's right, also in the clouds, is the Duke of Grafton. Various ministers, some identifiable, prostrate themselves before the figures on the clouds. In the background, on the left, a Scottish soldier with sword raised is about to slay Britannia; in the foreground, on the right, is standing John Wilkes aghast at the scene before him.

date_range

Date

01/01/1768
create

Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on publication.

Exploreearl of chatham

Explorebute john stuart

Explorewilkes john