Politics in Print

Royalty, Episcopacy and Law
Title Royalty, Episcopacy and Law
Artist William Hogarth
Date 1724 (reprinted c. 1822)
Medium Etching and engraving
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

Hogarth even attacks Britain's monarchy and its supporters. He lampoons King George I, shown with a guinea coin for a head, holding a scepter and an orb; a bishop, resting his leg on an over stuffed pillow; and a narcissistic lawyer in lavish costume, having a mallet for a head.

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