A troupe of quack medicine vendors crying up their wares, representing Opposition politicians advertising their …

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A troupe of quack medicine vendors crying up their wares, representing Opposition politicians advertising their policies to the Prince Regent, but he, represented as a horse ridden by RC Wellesley, gallops away from them. Coloured etching by G Cruikshank after "Nathaniel NoParty", 1812. The Opposition politicians are represented as quacks beguiling the people with advocacy of reform and clamour against corruption in high places. Samuel Whitbread stands on a platform holding a placard inscribed "Infallible panacea-Reform"; in his coat pockets are medicine bottles, one of them labelled "Whitbreads intire". On the left Sheridan plays the part of the zany. Created 1 Feb[r]u[a]ry 1812. Quacks and quackery. Medicine bottles. Samuel Whitbread (1758–1815). Richard Wellesley Wellesley, Marquess (1760–1842). Contributors: Nathaniel NoParty (active 1812); George Cruikshank (1792–1878). Work ID: q2ga4bs2.

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