Photo, Print, Drawing Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers

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Title
Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers
Summary
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 and shield which is labeled "Maner" and saying "By, by, lullaby"; to the right of his feet is the British lion, blindfolded and chained to the ground. The destruction of the "Bastille" is shown in the upper right corner; by depicting the Bastille in a state of ruin, reference is made to the recent liberation of the French, and by implication, to the tyranny under which the British continue to live.
Contributor Names
Dent, William, active 1783-1793, artist
Created / Published
[England] : Pubd by J. Barnes, 1790 March 12th.
Subject Headings
-  Pitt, William,--1759-1806
-  Rose, George,--1744-1818
-  Thurlow, Edward Thurlow,--Baron,--1731-1806
-  France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799
-  Britannia (Symbolic character)--1790
-  Taxes--Great Britain--1790
-  Cradles--1790
-  Politics & government--Great Britain--1790
Format Headings
Etchings--1790.
Satires (Visual works)--British--1790.
Notes
-  Title from item.
-  With caption: "Their Persons, their Property, their Reputation, their Lives were abandoned to the arbitrary decisions of a Court of Inquisition and sanctioned against the backs of a certain Class of British Subjects, ..." which concludes with "Vide. Alarming Progress of French Politics. Page 24."
-  Printed on laid paper with watermark: S LAY.
-  Attributed to Dent in BM CPPS.
-  Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires / George, v. 6, no. 7634
-  Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
Medium
1 print : etching.
Call Number/Physical Location
PC 1 - 7634 (A size) [P&P]
Source Collection
British Cartoon Collection (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
ppmsca 07651 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.07651
Library of Congress Control Number
2004682207
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-07651 (digital file from original print)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Language
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Description
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 and shield which is labeled "Maner" and saying "By, by, lullaby"; to the right of his feet is the British lion, blindfolded and chained to the ground. The destruction of the "Bastille" is shown in the upper right corner; by depicting the Bastille in a state of ruin, reference is made to the recent liberation of the French, and by implication, to the tyranny under which the British continue to live.
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Dent, William, Active , Artist. Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers. France Great Britain, 1790. [England: Pubd by J. Barnes, th] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004682207/.

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Dent, W. (1790) Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers. France Great Britain, 1790. [England: Pubd by J. Barnes, th] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2004682207/.

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Dent, William, Active , Artist. Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers. [England: Pubd by J. Barnes, th] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2004682207/>.