CALL NUMBER: PC 1 - 5726C (A size) [P&P]
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-15755 (b&w film copy neg.)
RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication.
SUMMARY: Cartoon shows America (represented by a man with feathered cap) cutting the horns off a cow (representing British commerce) which is being milked by a Dutchman, two men (representing France and Spain) are standing toward the rear of the cow holding bowls of milk. In the foreground, on the right, lies the British lion asleep, a small dog is standing on the lion's back urinating. A distraught Englishman is standing to the left of the lion. In the background, across an expanse of water, is a city labeled "Philadelphia," to the left of the city is a ship, the "Aigle" (i.e., Eagle) laid-up in dry dock, Admiral Howe is sitting at a table, out of sight of his flag ship, with his brother General Howe, a keg is on the ground to the left and wine bottles on the ground to the right of the table. Includes a legend in French which corresponds to the numbered figures in the print.
MEDIUM: 1 print : etching and engraving.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: [between 1778 and 1780]
Title from Cresswell, no. 781.
Alternate title from: Westminster Magazine, v. 6 (1778 Mar. 1), p. 66.
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5726C
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. 781.
International relations--1770-1780. Cows--England--1770-1780. Commerce--British--1770-1780. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Economic & industrial aspects.
Cartoons (Commentary) 1770-1780.Intaglio prints 1770-1780.
A picturesque view of the state of the nation for February 1778
REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
DIGITAL ID: (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a17996 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a17996
CONTROL #: 2004673396
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