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Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

A Touch on the Times. 29 Dec 1788

Hand-coloured etching | 27.5 x 38.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 810297

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This print criticises the Prince and supports Pitt’s attempts to control a regency. While the Prince can be seen ascending a crumbling throne, Pitt is extinguishing the flames of ‘Rebellion’. Charles James Fox (in a parody of Justice, with dice boxes instead of scales) supports his ascent. The print is a mockery of The Times, a pro-Prince of Wales satire issued a few days earlier. Probably purchased by Queen Victoria, 1854 Cat. 22