Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The blessed effects of venality 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows a man, possibly George III, chopping a leg "Commons" of a three-legged stool, "Lords" and "Privy Council" being the other two legs, which may represent the Parliament and its openness to corruption, especially in regards to its policies toward the American colonies; in the foreground, on the left, Britannia has fallen into a slumber, a...
    • Date: 1776
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    The Englishman in Paris 1 print : etching. | Print shows an Englishman, only recently arrived, still wearing his hat, standing just inside the entrance of the home of a Frenchman at dinner time. He is eating the goose which he has taken off the serving platter on its way to a table around which sit two men and a woman who display varying degrees of coiffured hair....
    • Date: 1777
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    The present state of Great Britain 1 print : etching. | Print shows a man representing Great Britain, half-asleep, holding a staff topped with a liberty cap which a Native, representing America, is attempting to remove; a Dutchman on his knees before Great Britain is attempting to pick Great Britain's purse; a Scotsman with his left arm over the shoulders of Great Britain and holding the staff with his left...
    • Date: 1779
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    Le Destin molestant les Anglois 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows the Comte d'Estaing presenting a palm frond to America, a Native wearing feathered headdress and skirt and holding a staff topped with a liberty cap and who is seated on a throne of bales and barrels of produce destined for France; above the scene Fame trumpets the success of d'Estaing who is shown wearing armor...
    • Date: 1779
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    John Bulls alternative 1 print : etching. | Print shows John Bull (representing England) standing on his toes on a rock, a rope around his neck and tied to a limb above him; on the right, across a body of water (probably representing the English Channel) stands a Frenchman holding a leek which he offers to John Bull.
    • Date: 1781
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    The British lion engaging four powers 1 print : etching. | Print shows a lion confronting a spaniel, representing Spain, a fighting cock, representing France, a rattlesnake, representing America, and a pug dog, representing Holland.
    • Date: 1782
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    The state cooks making peace-porridge 1 print : etching and engraving. | Print shows several British ministers, Keppel, Fox, Richmond, Conway, and others, preparing a porridge of peace to offer Holland, France, and Spain, and separately to a Native wearing a feathered headdress and skirt, representing America, who hesitates, refusing to accept until seeing how palatable to her European allies.
    • Date: 1782
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    The American rattlesnake presenting Monsieur his ally a dish of frogs 1 print : etching. | Print shows a rattlesnake, representing America, presenting a basket of frogs to a Frenchman. Includes a short verse advising Britons to drive a wedge between the Americans and the French during the peace negotiation process.
    • Date: 1782
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    L--d Shel--, begging Monsieur to make piss or p--e 1 print : etching. | Print shows Lord Shelburne holding a chamber pot up to a Frenchman, saying "Monsieur, be so obliging as to make piss with us." The Frenchman is kicking the pot, saying, "By the House of Bourbon, with the war we'll go on."
    • Date: 1783
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    Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers 1 print : etching. | A British satire on an attempt by William Pitt and George Rose to transfer to excise law certain import duties; standing in opposition is Edward Thurlow. The central image shows Britannia, wrapped in a blanket labeled "Extension of Excise," being rocked to sleep in a cradle by Pitt and Rose. Another man, possibly William Mainwaring, is holding Britannia's spear...
    • Contributor: Dent, William, Active - Dent, William
    • Date: 1790
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    Frontispiece to Reflections on the French revolution 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows Edmund Burke on bended knee as though proposing to a vision which appears before him of Marie Antoinette, while a cherub touches his head with a firebrand emitting the sparks of romance.
    • Date: 1790
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    The knight of the woeful countenance going to extirpate the National Assembly 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows Edmund Burke as Don Quixote, wearing armor, carrying lance and shield labeled "Shield of Aristocracy and Despotism," riding a donkey, emerging from the doorway to the "Dodsley Bookseller" the publisher of Burke's "Reflections on the French Revolution" which hangs from the horn of the saddle. The head of the donkey has a human face and wears...
    • Date: 1790
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    Don Dismallo running the literary gantlet 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows Edmund Burke in fools dress receiving lashes on his bare back as he runs a gauntlet of his peers which also includes Justice holding a sword, and Liberty, with staff topped with a liberty cap, who has turned her back on Burke and stands with J.F.X. Whyte, an old prisoner from the Bastille who carries a...
    • Date: 1790
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    Smelling out a rat; or the atheistical-revolutionist disturbed in his midnight "calculations" 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows Richard Price seated at a desk, he turns to look over his right shoulder at a vision of an enormous Edmund Burke, his spectacles, nose, and hands emerge from the haze, a crown in one hand and a cross in the other, on his head an open copy of his "Reflections on the Revolution in France...."...
    • Date: 1790
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    Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, labeled "French Revolution" shows a woman holding a liberty cap and a crown, standing on a man holding...
    • Date: 1790
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    The doctor indulged with his favorite scene 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Cartoon shows cleric Dr. Richard Price, kneeling on a crown with a demon on his back, peering through a peep-hole into the royal bedroom at Versailles, watching ruffians destroy the Queen's bed and bedroom in search of her; Queen Marie Antoinette is seen fleeing down a staircase.
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, Isaac
    • Date: 1790
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    The genius of France extirpating despotism tyranny & oppression from the face of the earth Or the royal warriors defeated 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Cartoon shows a woman wearing a liberty cap, representing the genius of France, holding a cat-o'-nine-tails in one hand and the reins of a donkey in the other; on this donkey and another bucking in the background are several monarchs identified as Prussia, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Brunswick, Turkey, Spain, and, falling to the ground, China; Louis XVI lies...
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, Isaac
    • Date: 1792
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    French happiness - English misery 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows, on the left, four ragged and starving sansculottes fighting over a frog, a cat has dropped dead at their feet, and scenes of death in the background; on the right, a scene in an English tavern with a table laden with food and four men overeating, a fat dog lies on the floor, and a cat...
    • Contributor: Cruikshank, Isaac
    • Date: 1793
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    Le Boureau 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Cartoon shows George Tierney dressed as an executioner standing next to a guillotine with a crowd of liberty-capped citizens in the background.
    • Contributor: Gillray, James
    • Date: 1798
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    New morality; or The promis'd installment of the high-priest of the Theophilanthropes, with the homage of Leviathan and his suite 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Print shows French politician and Theophilanthropist Louis Marie la Révellière-Lépaux standing on a three-legged stool perched upon a stone dais reading Religion de la N[ature] to surrounding caricatures of people and animals, including the Duke of Bedford as Leviathan.
    • Contributor: Gillray, James
    • Date: 1798
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    Represantant d'une grande nation 1 print : aquatint, colour with small applications of gold leaf. | "A grotesque monster, nude and hairy, representing the Constitution of the Year III, stands against the trunk of L'Arbre de Liberté (right) with upraised hands. The tree, Emblême de l'Arbre de Connoissance, has withered branches in which fantastic serpents are twined. One of these, having a human head and arms...is evidently Talleyrand..."...
    • Contributor: Cooke, J.
    • Date: 1799
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    Britannias ruin 1 print : etching, hand-colored ; 20.4 x 27.3 cm (sheet) | Print shows Britannia lamenting her present state, her shield and broken lance by her side, "What a situation am I in sold by an American & purchased by France & Spain. Oh, wheres my Pitt." Four men are standing before her, from left, an American holding in his right hand a lance...
    • Contributor: Darly, M. (Mary) - Darly, M.
    • Date: 1779
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    The French Mahomet 1 print : etching ; 32.4 x 25.9 cm. | Print shows a hunchback named La Reveilliere La Paux standing upon the Republican calendar while supporting symbols of France in one hand and containing it with an iron sceptor in the other hand as Count Lazare Carnot topples in the corner.
    • Date: 1798
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    The Great monster, Republican, having traversed great part of Europe--but see Britania [sic] and roused her lion to give this monster, a proper reception 1 print : etching, hand-colored. | Political cartoon showing France as a monster, with one foot on Switzerland, facing Britannia with lion, saying, "All de nations in Europe has accepted de liberty, la François - ... We will come and plant the tree of liberty in your hearts & make your nation free."
    • Date: 1798
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Monstrous but true representative of a great nation 1 pamphlet (4 p.) | Pamphlet describes print: Represantant d'une grande nation / J. Cooke, sculpt., processed as PC 1 - 9349.
    • Date: 1799

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