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TITLE:  The parricide A sketch of modern patriotism. CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 5334 (A size) [P&P]PC 1 - 5334A Another impression. Text above image "Engraved for the Westminster Magazine" [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-5290 (color film copy transparency)LC-USZ62-34868 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows a woman wearing a feathered headdress, representing "America", stepping on Britannia's broken spear and shield, she lunges from the left, at the direction of John Wilkes, toward "Britannia" who is being restrained by two men, at the same time the British lion lunges from the right, guided by Lord Camden. Several ministers assist with the "parricide", and on the far left, Discord, an old medusa-like hag, raises two torches in victory. An abyss appears to be opening at Britannia's feet. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London : s.n., 1776 May 1] NOTES: Title from item. Illus. from: The Westminster Magazine, 1776, p. 216-219. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5334 Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints; a checklist of 1765-1790 graphics in the Library of Congress / Compiled by Donald H. Cresswell, with a foreword by Sinclair H. Hitchings. Washington : [For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.], 1975, no. 700. SUBJECTS: Britannia (Symbolic character)--1770-1780. Parricide--England--1770-1780. Violence--England--1770-1780. Patriotism--England--1770-1780. Opposition (Political science)--England--1770-1780. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1770-1780.Etchings British 1770-1780. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from color film copy transparency) cph 3g05290 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g05290 (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a35353 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a35353 CONTROL #:  97514843


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