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        Emblematical print of the South Sea Scheme, 1721

        Hogarth, William (1697-1764). English. Medium: engraving. Date: 1721. South Sea Company was granted a monopoly to trade with South America under a treaty with Spain; the 'South Sea Bubble' occurred in 1720 due to speculation in share prices for the company, followed by a stock price collapse; many people were ruined; Provenance: Private Collection.

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