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TITLE:  Britania's assassination, or -- the republican amusement CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 5987 (A size) [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-45460 (b&w film copy neg.) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Print shows members of the new ministry, among them, Fox, Wilkes, Dunning, Richmond, Burke, and Keppel, dismantle a statue of Britannia; they are prevented from doing further damage by Thurow and Mansfield who pull them away from the statue with a rope. A Native American, representing America, a Frenchman, a Spaniard, and a Dutchman run off with pieces of Britannia. MEDIUM:  1 print : etching. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : Pubd. by E. D'Archery St. James Street, 1782 May 10th. CREATOR: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist. NOTES: Title from item. Attributed to Gillray. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 5987 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. 818. SUBJECTS: Britannia (Symbolic character)--1780-1790. Sculpture--England--1780-1790. Politics & government--England--1780-1790. United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1780-1790.Etchings British 1780-1790. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a45655 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a45655 CONTROL #:  2004673478

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