London: Js. Gillray, 27, St. James's Street. The scene takes place in the House of Commons - To the left are shackled convicts; to the right the French are depicted as pirates. The Head of the House is being shackled and gagged by other pirates - his rather grand throne is inscribed "This House adjourned to Botany Bay, Sine dic" An upended table in the foreground has scattered books entitled Magna Charta (sic); Declaration of Rights; Hanover Succession; Claim of Rights;Journals of the House.
Platemark 14 1/2 X 10 5/8" with sml. margin. Etching, black & white with attractive recent color following the original coloring, a later impression, ca.1850, numbered 178 in the top right corner, with a partial caricature image on the verso. Wright and Evans, 178. British Museum Catalogue, 9180. Item #13638