The Lucky Hit or the Crafty Reynard – Once more at Large.

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The Lucky Hit or the Crafty Reynard – Once more at Large.
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Charles Williams

The Lucky Hit or the Crafty Reynard – Once more at Large.

London, S. W. Fores April 1806

Etching

Original hand-colouring

260x350mm

Narrow margins, laid onto old album paper

£180

A fox with the head of Charles James Fox, slinks from a burrow under a grassy bank towards an open grave covered with branches, under which a coffin is visible. The leaning headstone is inscribed Hic Jacet W P. The Dome of St. Paul’s is faintly revealed in the background. A satire on the Whig’s relief at the untimely death of Pitt, who had died on January 23rd after receiving the shattering news of Napoleon’s victory at Austerlitz followed by a few days later by the armistice. BM 10555.