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Inscription

lower left in plate: Design'd by Helagabalis; lower center in plate: A New Way to Pay the NATIONAL-DEBT Dedicated to Mons. Necker; lower right in plate: Executed by Sejanus ./ Pubd April 21 1786. by Willm Holland, No 66 Drury Lane

Provenance

(Andrew Edmunds, London); purchased 2013 by NGA.

Bibliography
1851
Wright, Thomas and Robert H. Evans. Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray; Comprising a Political and Humorous History of the Latter Part of the Reign of George the Third. London, 1851. Reprint. NY: B. Blom, 1968: no. 18