Photo, Print, Drawing Revolutionists
About this Item
- Print shows George III sitting on a throne atop a mountain labeled "Constitution" which is protected by a "Pit of Circumvention" as British revolutionists climb the mountain bearing a flag and various weapons, (an axe labeled "Cromwell", a rifle, a cudgel labeled "Wit", a dagger labeled "Buskin", and a pen holder labeled "Artillery"). Among the revolutionists, at bottom center, is Edmund Burke wearing clerical robes and carrying a large cross. In October 1788, it was clear that George III had gone insane. William Pitt and Charles James Fox contended in the House of Commons over the terms of the regency of the Prince of Wales. The king's health provoked a constitutional crisis, because Prince George was not sympathetic to his father or his ministers. He favored Fox over his father's Prime Minister, William Pitt. In this cartoon, the revolutionists are prevented by William Pitt from reaching the king.
Created / Published
- [London] : Published by Wm. Dent Oct. 30, 1788, Sold by Mr. Moor, Oxford Street, 1788 Oct. 30.
- - George--III,--King of Great Britain,--1738-1820
- - Burke, Edmund,--1729-1797
- - Pitt, William,--1759-1806
- - Politics & government--Great Britain--1780-1790
- - Revolutionaries--Great Britain--1780-1790
- Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1780-1790.
- Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1780-1790
- - Title from item.
- - Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
- 1 print : etching ; 38.5 x 23.7 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
- PC 3 - 1788 - Revolutionists (A size) [P&P]
- ppmsca 10743 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.10743
- cph 3b40374 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b40374
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-10743 (digital file from original print) LC-USZ62-94206 (b&w film copy neg.)
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Chicago citation style:
Revolutionists. Great Britain, 1788. [London: Published by Wm. Dent , Sold by Mr. Moor, Oxford Street, 1788 Oct. 30] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/92518052/.
APA citation style:
(1788) Revolutionists. Great Britain, 1788. [London: Published by Wm. Dent , Sold by Mr. Moor, Oxford Street, 1788 Oct. 30] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/92518052/.
MLA citation style:
Revolutionists. [London: Published by Wm. Dent , Sold by Mr. Moor, Oxford Street, 1788 Oct. 30] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/92518052/>.