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        Banditti, 1783

        Boyne, John (1750-1810). English. Medium: hand-coloured engraving. Date: 1783. Cartoon satirising the Fox-North coalition government of March to December, 1783 and Fox's East India Bill, designed to improve the administration of India; the ministers are depicted as bandits seated around a table and dividing up the spoil, including, gold coins, Madras, Bombay and Bengal; Charles James Fox (1749-1806) is depicted in theatrical Shakespearean costume; others shown are Lord North; Duke of Portland (Prime Minister); Keppel; Burke; Lord John Cavendish; Sheridan; Dunning (Baron Ashburton) and Shelburne; Provenance: Private Collection.


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