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VOX POPULI in PRIVATE. VOX POPULI in PUBLICK

1783
Origin: Great Britain, London, England
Trimmed past the plate marks: 9 3/4" X 11 1/2"
Black and white etching.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1960-109
Lower marin reads"VOX POPULI in PRIVATE./ VOX POPULI in PUBLICK./ London Sold by W Humphrey 227 Strand."
Label:A design in 2 compartments contrasting the policies of Fox in and out of office. Left shows Charles Fox, with a fox's head seated before a fireplace with a blazing fire, to which he has consigned "An Essay on Public Sperit(sic)." He writes on a large document describing his beliefs. In the foreground a monkey is playing with a book, THE TRUE PRINCIPLE OF THE CONSTITUTION, On the right 4 large columes are tied and labelled TO BE SOLD. These are books against Fox's principle. On the rightm Fox out of office, is haranguing the mob. He stands on a platform hand raised, hat in other hand, surrounded by a crowd of plebeian appearing people. In the front stands Jeffery Dunstand extolling Fox as a friend.