The carved scene is after an anti-Jacobite print signed by C. Mosley and dated 1745. While an English version is recorded, this print was presumably aimed at deterring would-be Dutch Catholic supporters of the Young Pretender's cause. The print is entitled Perkins Triumf, referring to Perkin Warbeck (1474-1499), the late 15th century pretender to the English throne who was eventually executed. The complex imagery is explained in great detail by F.G. Stephens in his Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawing in the British Museum,, London, vol. III pt.1, 1734-1750, nos. 2636, 2637 and 2658).