A female figure bearing a bell has one foot on the back of a sleeping figure holding a set of keys. One interpretation is that the sleeping figure is Saint Peter, who upon the current king’s death will be awakened to let him into Heaven.
Samuel Wale was a British painter, illustrator and the first Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy.
Johann Sebastian Mueller and his brother Tobias were London printers and engravers. Born in Nuremberg, they moved to England in 1744, where they also traded as John and Tobias Miller. Johann was known for botanicals and Tobias for architecturals. Both exhibited at the Society of Artists and Johann also exhibited at the Royal Academy.
Full publication information: S. Wale, Palladios Head, Long Gere, London: March 14, 1747.