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"Praetor-Urbanus;" - Inauguration of the Coptic Mayor of Cairo, preceded by the Procureur de la Commune / Etched by Js. Gillray. clip art

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TITLE:  "Praetor-Urbanus;" - Inauguration of the Coptic Mayor of Cairo, preceded by the Procureur de la Commune / Etched by Js. Gillray. CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 9358 (B size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-6083 (color film copy transparency) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  An obese, Copt, holding a mace or staff, rides an ass which, though led processionally by a Copt, proceeds on account of the bayonet with which a grinning French soldier stabs its hind quarters. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching, hand-colored. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Pubd. by H. Humphrey, 1799 March 12th. CREATOR: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist. NOTES: Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, no. 9358. SUBJECTS: Copts--Egypt--Cairo--1790-1800. Mayors--Egypt--Cairo--1790-1800. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1790-1800.Etchings Hand-colored 1790-1800. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (color film copy transparency) cph 3g06083 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g06083 CONTROL #:  98517183

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