Bat-catching

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    A satirical print from 1803 by the British artist James Gillray (1756-1815). The print shows the prime minister Henry Addington and the foreign secretary, Lord Hawkesbury, trying to trap three bats with the heads of their political rivals Grey, Sheridan and Tierney using the promise of minor posts, to distract them from the real power represented by access to the 'Granary' (the Treasury). The print is a sly imitation of natural history illustration, with the bats shown in a 'typical' setting and a pointed misquotation from the eminent French naturalist Buffon: 'being always hungry, [they] may easily be caught, by a few Cheese-Parings, or Candle Ends; they are so rapacious, that if they once get into the Granary, they never cease devouring.'

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    Artist: James Gillray

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