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TITLE:  The christian amazon, with her invincible target, Alias, the focus of genial rays, or Dian of the Rushes, to much for 300,000, Infidels. CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 7180 (B size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-6748 (color film copy transparency)LC-USZ62-123020 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Cartoon shows Catherine II, as an amazon with sword raised and bearing a shield emblazoned with double-headed eagle, battling the Sultan, Selim III, attacking with a rifle fixed with bayonet; Joseph II, an ally, hides behind Catherine; an apish Louis XVI and the King of Spain stand to the side of the Sultan; in the background the Turkish army fires cannon and lobs hand-grenades which are rebuffed by Catherine's shield. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching with aquatint. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Published by J. Crawford, 1787 Octr. 24th. 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, v. 6, no. 7180 Exhibit loan 4161-L. SUBJECTS: Catherine--II,--Empress of Russia,--1729-1796. Joseph--II,--Holy Roman Emperor,--1741-1790. Selim--III,--Sultan of the Turks,--1761-1808. Louis--XVI,--King of France,--1754-1793. Charles--III,--King of Spain,--1716-1788. Russo-Turkish War, 1787-1792. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1780-1790.Etchings 1780-1790. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (color film copy transparency) cph 3g06748 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g06748 (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c23020 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c23020 CONTROL #:  99404748

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