Public Credit, Or, The State Idol...
- Materials & Techniques:
- Etching with watercolor on laid paper
- Sheet: 13 7/8 x 9 11/16in. (35.2 x 24.6cm)
Lettered: Pub' by J. Aiken No 14 Castle Street Leicester Fields June 3 1791 (bottom right within image above title); Title: PUBLIC CREDIT, OR, THE STATE IDOL. And the ****[King] made unto himself a great IDOL, the likeness of which was not in Heaven above, nor in the Earth beneath, and he reared up his Head unto the Clouds, and extended his Arms over all the land, his Legs also were as the Posts of a gate, or as an Arch stretched forth over the Doors of the public Offices, and whosoever passed in beneath with idolatrous Reverence First lifted up their Eyes, and Kissed the cheeks of the Postern. (bottom, centered, below image within plate-mark)
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art
- Copyright Status:
- Public domain
- Accession Number:
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William Dent, active 1784–1793, Public Credit, Or, The State Idol.., 1791
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