The Minister endeavouring to eke out Dr Pr*ty***n’s bisho-prick.
Bohn c. 1850
330 x 250 mm
Originally published March 1787 Pitt (left) holds up the dome of St. Paul’s which he is about to place over the central tower of Lincoln Cathedral (right). He stands in a graveyard at some distance, and leans forward, on tip-toe, his right foot resting on a rectangular tombstone inscribed ‘Hic jacet’ and decorated with a bishop’s mitre, a winged skull, and cross-bones.