The Minister endeavouring to eke out Dr Pr*ty***n's bisho-prick.

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The Minister endeavouring to eke out Dr Pr*ty***n's bisho-prick.
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James Gillray

The Minister endeavouring to eke out Dr Pr*ty***n's bisho-prick.

Etching

Bohn c. 1850

330 x 250 mm

£120.

Originally published March 1787 Pitt (left) holds up the dome of St. Paul's which he is about to place over the central tower of Lincoln Cathedral (right). He stands in a graveyard at some distance, and leans forward, on tip-toe, his right foot resting on a rectangular tombstone inscribed 'Hic jacet' and decorated with a bishop's mitre, a winged skull, and cross-bones.