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Money Bag Gallery

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Choose from 28 pictures in our Money Bag collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

The Bubblers Mirrour, or Englands Folly, 1720 Featured Print

The Bubblers Mirrour, or Englands Folly, 1720

The Bubblers Mirrour, or England's Folly, 1720. Showing the head and shoulders of a man, looking distressed, holding an empty money-bag. The border consists of a list of bubbles, with a satirical coat of arms and verses below. It is a satire on the South Sea Bubble of 1711-1720. This bubble, or hoax, centred on the South Sea Company which had been founded in order to trade with Spanish America on the assumption that the War of the Spanish Succession would end soon with a favourable treaty allowing trading. The Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 was not as favourable as hoped, although confidence was boosted when George I became governor of the company. However by September 1720 the market had collapsed and many investors were ruined

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The Election Budget, 1865. Artist: John Tenniel Featured Print

The Election Budget, 1865. Artist: John Tenniel

The Election Budget, 1865. Gladstone exclaims I Think, Mr Bull, We may now Reckon on Your Support! Gladstone gives John Bull some pennies and his wife a packet of tea. Mr Punch takes a regular look at Mr Gladstone's Budget. The 1865 proposals worked from a position of a surplus of some £4m, as shown on the sack at Mr Gladstone's feet. Income tax was reduced by 2d in the pound, bringing it from 6d to 4d and Mr Gladstone gives the man of the household, Mr Bull, the 2d saving. The lady of the household, Mrs Bull, receives the rather more domestic bag of tea, the duty on which had been reduced by 6d. This is a reflection of the separate duties of man and wife within marriage. This Budget was well received and bode well for the Liberals in the coming General Election. From Punch, or the London Charivari, May 13, 1865

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