gill­ray’s ge­or­gian satire

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The fu­ture King Ge­orge IV is mocked in one of James Gill­ray’s most iconic satires, A Volup­tuary Un­der the Hor­rors

of Di­ges­tion. De­picted with a burst­ing belly, un­paid bills, an over­flow­ing cham­ber pot, cures for vene­real dis­ease, this satire at­tacks Ge­orge’s glut­tony and reck­less spend­ing.

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