The wonderful Patriot, or Mr Fox- and- goose

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The wonderful Patriot, or Mr Fox- and- goose
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J. Barrow (Publisher)

The wonderful Patriot, or Mr Fox- and- goose

London, J.Barrow, 9th. April 1783

Etching

Original hand colouring

200 x 140 mm

£120

Fox, standing meditatively with two heads, one of a fox (left), one of a goose. A pen is thrust behind one of the fox's ears, indicating that he is now again a Secretary of State. His hands are thrust into the front of his waistcoat. He stands on ground which is covered, or patterned, with vine branches bearing many bunches of grapes. The fox's head says "My goose head once led me from the Grapes; but Fortune kinder than I am wise hath me restor'd". For Fox's misgivings on his resignation in July 1782, see his letter to Grenville, 5 July, Russell, 'Life and Times of Charles Fox', BM 6208