“A hand projects from the upper margin, holding the ornate beam of a pair of scales against the irradiated inscription Mene mene–Tekel, &c. [cf. British Museum Satires No. 10072, &c.]. One scale (left) is filled by a large melon from which a slice has been cut, and by a paper: One Million Sterling!! The scale is inscribed The times are Rank Hamlet. This slightly outweighs the other scale which is filled by a ducal coronet and papers: Lt R. N–; Duke E[ar]l Baron; Earl of–; Hery Grd Falconer; Chany; Nell Gwynn!; Hery Regr Chancery! The scale is inscribed A Pledge of Better Times.”–British Museum online catalogue.
- Printmaker: Jones, Thomas Howell, active 1823-1848, printmaker.
- Title: The new banking company’s scales of equity [graphic] / Aristocracy ivent. ; Democracy fect.
- Publication: London : Pubd. by S.W. Fores, 41 Piccadilly, Novr. 1825.
Acquired November 2020