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The Bubblers Medley, or a Sketch of the Times, 1720
18" x 24"
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The Art
The Bubblers Medley or a Sketch of the Times Satire on the South Sea Bubble of A bankrupt man behind bars praying with mock brokers receipt and various verses entitled The wise man and the ass The stockjobbing ladies Beggars on horseback A South Sea ballad the playing card the Knave of Spades a wrapper addressed John Bowles a Bubble card and finally at the bottom right a vertically elongated figure of a horse 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 was not as favourable as hoped although confidence was boosted when George I became governor of the company However by September the market had collapsed and many investors were ruined

This giclée print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, giclée is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is acid free with a smooth surface.  
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