Photo, Print, DrawingThe 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
Photo, Print, DrawingThe 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
Photo, Print, DrawingJohn 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
Photo, Print, DrawingThe 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
Photo, Print, DrawingDon 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
Photo, Print, DrawingFrance ; England 1 print : engraving. | Political cartoon showing "France" with man kneeling and presenting crown to old woman on throne with other women standing, three of them with heads on poles. "England" with man sitting on crate "general excise" presenting sacks "secret influence," "general election," etc., to people kneeling in front of ship holding sign "repeal".
- Date: 1791
Photo, Print, DrawingNational contrasts or Bulky and Boney 1 print : etching ; 24.9 x 34.4 cm. (sheet) | Print shows, on the left, a plump, "bulky" Englishman smoking a pipe while seated at a table laden with food and drink, on his left a cornucopia overflows with coins, and under the table is a dog with collar labeled "John Bull"; in contrast, on the right sits a lean, "boney" Napoleon with...
- Date: 1805
Photo, Print, DrawingBritannias 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
Photo, Print, DrawingThe contrast 1 print : etching. | Political cartoon showing two men representing England and France seated and looking angrily at each other. The Frenchman is holding container (of snuff?) and the Englishman is smoking pipe and holding newspaper alongside large piece of beef.
- Contributor: Dighton, Robert
- Date: 1788
CollectionCartoon Prints, British The Prints and Photographs Division holds one of the largest collections of British political and satirical prints in America. The approximately 9,000 prints (approximately 8,500 distinct images) in the collection highlight British political life, society, fashion, manners, and theater. They were published primarily between 1780 and 1830, an era dominated by the prodigious talents and prolific efforts of such famous caricaturists as James Gillray...
- Date: 1650
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