Photo, Print, Drawing Columbia teaching John Bull his new lesson / S[amuel] Kennedy, del. ; Wm Charles, Sculp.
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- Columbia teaching John Bull his new lesson / S[amuel] Kennedy, del. ; Wm Charles, Sculp.
- A War of 1812 satire on Anglo-American and Franco-American relations. England's "lesson" is about the seriousness of American determination to maintain freedom on the high seas, while France is warned of Yankee firmness on matters of "Retribution" and "Respect." On the left, Columbia, as a maiden with staff and liberty cap, a shield with stars and stripes, and an eagle, gestures toward John Bull, saying, "I tell you Johnny, you must learn to read Respect --Free trade -- Seamans rights &c -- As for you Mounseer Beau Napperty, when John gets his lesson by heart I'll teach you Respect -- Retribution &c. &c." Bonaparte, standing on a hillock in the center: "Ha-ha -- Begar me be glad to see Madam Columbia angry with dat dere Bull -- But me no learn respect -- me no learn retribution -- Me be de grand Emperor." John Bull, in knee breeches, standing at right: "I don't like that lesson -- I'll read this pretty lesson." He points to the pages of a book that read, "Power constitutes Right." The date of circa 1813 is accepted by both Lanmon and Weitenkampf. The partnership of Samuel Kennedy and William Charles was first announced in 1813, and lasted at least until December 1814.
- Charles, William, 1776-1820, artist
Created / Published
- [Philadephia : s.n., 1813]
- - Napoleon--I,--Emperor of the French,--1769-1821
- - Columbia (Symbolic character)--1810-1820
- - John Bull (Symbolic character)--1810-1820
- - International relations--1810-1820
- - Impressment--1810-1820
- - Great Britain--Symbolic representation--1810-1820
- - France--Symbolic representation--1810-1820
- - United States--History--War of 1812
- Political cartoons--1810-1820.
- - Title appears as it is written on the print.
- - Trimmed to within plate mark at bottom.
- - Lanmon, p. 93, 97
- - Weitenkampf, p. 18
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1813-3.
- 1 print on wove paper: etching with watercolor ; sheet 24.8 x 34.9 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- PGA - Charles (W.)--Columbia teaching ... (A size) [P&P]
- ppmsca 10756 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.10756
- cph 3g05643 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g05643
- cph 3a11409 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a11409
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- LC-DIG-ppmsca-10756 (digital file from original) LC-USZC4-5643 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-8869 (b&w film copy neg.)
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Charles, William, Artist. Columbia teaching John Bull his new lesson / Samuel Kennedy, del. ; Wm Charles, Sculp. United States Great Britain France, 1813. [Philadephia: s.n] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2002708984/.
APA citation style:
Charles, W. (1813) Columbia teaching John Bull his new lesson / Samuel Kennedy, del. ; Wm Charles, Sculp. United States Great Britain France, 1813. [Philadephia: s.n] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2002708984/.
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Charles, William, Artist. Columbia teaching John Bull his new lesson / Samuel Kennedy, del. ; Wm Charles, Sculp. [Philadephia: s.n] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2002708984/>.