Checked content


English: A new way to pay the national-debt / design'd by Helagabalis ; executed by Sejanus.

SUMMARY: Cartoon shows King George III and Queen Charlotte standing before the Treasury, moneybags under their arms, their pockets overflowing and bursting with coins (funds from the Treasury to cover Royal debts), William Pitt, his pockets full of coins, hands the king another moneybag taken from an overflowing wheelbarrow; the Prince of Wales, George IV, stands to the right looking destitute; a quad-amputee sits on the ground to the left with an overturned and empty hat between the stubs of his legs, which are fitted with prostheses.

MEDIUM: 1 print : etching.

CREATED/PUBLISHED: [London] : Pubd. by Willm. Holland, 1786 April 21.

Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 6, no. 6945

Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).

Exhibited: Gillray and the Art of Caricature.
Date 21 April 1786
Source Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-10675 (colour film copy transparency), archival TIFF version (60 MB), cropped, and converted to JPEG with the GIMP 2.4.5, image quality 88.
( Reusing this file)

No known restriction on publication.

US-LibraryOfCongress-BookLogo.svg This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3g10675.
This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag is still required. See Commons:Licensing for more information.


Public domain This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

This applies to Australia, the European Union and those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years.

Dialog-warning.svg You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. Note that a few countries have copyright terms longer than 70 years: Mexico has 100 years, Colombia has 80 years, and Guatemala and Samoa have 75 years, Russia has 74 years for some authors. This image may not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term. Côte d'Ivoire has a general copyright term of 99 years and Honduras has 75 years, but they do implement the rule of the shorter term.

This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.
The following pages on Schools Wikipedia link to this image (list may be incomplete):

Learn more about Schools Wikipedia

Through Schools Wikipedia, SOS Children's Villages has brought learning to children around the world. SOS Children is an international children's charity, providing a good home and loving family to thousands of children who have lost their parents. We also work with communities to help vulnerable families stay together and raise children in the best possible environment. Sponsoring a child is a great way to help children who need your support.