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 derriè€re 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?].

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Acquired October, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.