Tit for tat, or, Kiss my a–e is no treason

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A satire, with figures drawn virtually in outline, includes images, starting from the rights, the Princess of Wales, mother of George III, who leans on a table, her skirts around her hips exposing her derrière to the bare-breeched Earl of Bute who stoops toward her. To the left of him is the French minister the Duc of Nivernois who also bows obsequiously toward the Earl and Princess. In the middle of the image are the representatives of Holland and Spain. On the left Hogarth in a Scotch kilt stands before his easel painting a large jack-boot; behind him is another canvas with a portrait of Pitt that has been scratched out. All of the images have speech bubbles in which they discuss how to curry favor at court, all of the satirical comments are directed against Hogarth after he accepted the position of Sereant-Painter to the King.

  • Author: Townshend, George Townshend, Marquis, 1724-1807.
  • Title: Tit for tat, or, Kiss my a–e is no treason / invt. et del. by G. O’Garth according to Act, or Order is not material.
  • Published: [England : s.n., 1762?].

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Acquired October, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

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The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of the Yale University Library since 1980, is an internationally recognized research collection in the field of British eighteenth-century studies. Its unrivalled collection of Walpoliana includes half the traceable volumes from Horace Walpole's famous library at Strawberry Hill and many letters and other manuscripts by him. The Library's book and manuscript collections, numbering over 32,000 volumes, cover all aspects of eighteenth-century British culture. The Library is also home to the largest and finest collection of eighteenth-century British graphic art outside the British Museum; its 35,000 satirical prints, portraits, and topographical views are an incomparable resource for visual material on many facets of English life of the period. Located in Farmington, Connecticut, forty miles north of New Haven and within easy distance of Boston and New York, the Lewis Walpole Library's collections also include drawings, paintings, and furniture, all housed on a 14-acre campus with four historically important structures and extensive grounds. The Library runs an active fellowship program and sponsors conferences, lectures, and exhibitions in cooperation with other Yale libraries and departments.

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