A New Administration, or the State Quacks Administring
29.8 cm x 47.3 cm (11 3/4 in. x 18 5/8 in.)
(London, 1757 - 1815, London)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Museum Fund, by exchange, 2010
Unhappy with the current ministry, Lord Frederick North (left) and Charles James Fox (center), formed a notoriously short coalition that lasted less than nine months. This print, depicting the two administering an enema to Britannia, was published on the eve before they are officially appointed. After a bill to nationalize the British East India Company failed, King George III dismissed North and Fox and appointed twenty-four year old William Pitt as Prime Minister.